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September 7, 2008

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 355  ISSN 1554-074X       http://www.etnews.org   9-7-2008  
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Contents 
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- News 
- Journal 
- Employment 
- Seminar Schedule 
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS 
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Revolutionary new Hush Button prevents false alarms
Residential Landlord - Dartford,UK
An XFP networkable analogue addressable fire alarm panel operates in 
the reception area and is connected to 28 Hush Buttons installed in 
each individual ... 
http://www.residentiallandlord.co.uk/news1532.html 
 
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NIST Officials Share Knowledge at Conference
Firehouse.com (subscription) - USA
We've been asked to come to give presentations at various fire 
departments, said Daniel Madrzykowski, fire protection engineer. ... 
http://cms.firehouse.com/web/online/News/NIST-Officials-Share-
Knowledge-at-Conference/46$60830 
 
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Don't Share That Law! It's Copyrighted
Slashdot - USA
Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. [cornell.edu] by 
interiot (50685) So instead of outsourcing government work to a 
private company... now ... 
http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/03/181251 
 
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Legacy Systems Training
National Fire Protection Association - Quincy,MA,USA
To prevent false alarms, NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, places 
the responsibility for inspecting, testing, and maintaining fire alarm 
systems directly ... 
http://www.nfpa.org/publicJournalDetail.asp?categoryID=&itemID=40184&
src=NFPAJournal 
 
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This week I'll see you in Minneapolis. 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IBC_101_Minneapolis_Sep2008.pdf 
 
Have fun! 
 
Mike 
mailto:mike@etnews.org 
 
DL-88,986 AS-14,156 HA-2,602 CO-1,000 F9-650 UA-500 
 
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PERMITTED WIRING METHODS IN PLENUM-CEILINGS 
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QUESTION 
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The information in ET News is great.  I have a question for you.  
Understanding that plenum rated cable is required in spaces used for 
return air.  For conditioned spaces with no ceilings, would the entire 
space be considered return air and require plenum rated cable for 
everything?
 
ANSWER 
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What you and I call a plenum ceiling, NEC refers to as 'other spaces 
used for environmental air'.  My first impression is that a habitable 
room without a ceiling would not require plenum-rated cable because it 
doesn't satisfy the NEC definition:
 
NFPA 70-2005 300.22(C) Other Space Used for Environmental Air. This 
section applies to space used for environmental air-handling purposes 
other than ducts and plenums as specified in 300.22(A) and (B). It 
does not include habitable rooms or areas of buildings, the prime 
purpose of which is not air handling.
FPN: The space over a hung ceiling used for environmental air-handling 
purposes is an example of the type of other space to which this 
section applies. 
 
- Mike 
 
This response should not be considered a formal interpretation but 
rather the author's opinion.
 
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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service.  ET News provides a venue for direct contact between job 
seekers and employers.  ET News is not a placement agency and does not
endorse either job seekers or employers.   
 
Post your announcement at http://www.etnews.org/index.php?s=257 
 
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SEMINAR SCHEDULE
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Contact me to find out how your group can sponsor seminars. 
mailto:mikebaker@afaa.org 
 
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September 8-10, 2008 Minneapolis, MN 
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Basic Fire Alarm 
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Understanding NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IBC_101_Minneapolis_Sep2008.pdf 
 
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September 16-18, 2008 Anchorage, AK 
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Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IBC_IntFA_Anchorage_Sep2008.pdf 
 
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September 18, 2008 East Hanover, NJ 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_AFAA-NJ_Sept2008.pdf 
 
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September 22-25, 2008 Laurel, MD 
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Basic Fire Alarm 
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IBC_AdvFA_Maryland_Sep-2008.pdf 
 
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September 29 and October 1-2, 2008 Louisville, KY  
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Basic Fire Alarm 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/KYAFAA_Training_September_08.pdf 
 
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October 6-10, 2008 Portland, OR   
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_PR_IBC_Portland_Oct2008.pdf 
 
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October 28-30, 2008 Baton Rouge, LA 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_BatonRouge_Oct2008.pdf 
 
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November 4-6, 2008 Los Angeles, CA 
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Basic Fire Alarm Seminar 
Fire Alarm Plan Review 
Understanding Life Safety Code Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_PR_101_LosAngeles_Nov2008.pdf 
 
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November 11-13, 2008 Oklahoma City, OK  
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More info to follow ... 
 
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November 20, 2008 East Hanover, NJ 
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Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements  
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IBC_AFAA-NJ_Nov2008.pdf 
 
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COMMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
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ET News is written nearly every week and almost always sent on Sunday. 
 
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