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September 21, 2008

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 357  ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   9-21-2008  
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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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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK™ FACT #2: 
Cooking equipment fires accounted for 40% of all reported home 
structure fires in 2005 and 36% of home civilian injuries. 
Source: NFPA's "Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment" report by John 
R. Hall, Jr., February 2008 
http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1438&itemID=34420 
 
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City still using 120-year-old alarm system
Times Herald-Record - Middletown,NY,USA
By Doyle Murphy CITY OF NEWBURGH — The pull-box fire-alarm system 
works like this: Pull the lever on a red box and help arrives. It 
still works even if the ... 
http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080919/NEWS/
809190354 
 
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Why AFCIs?
National Fire Protection Association - Quincy,MA,USA
NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) , first required them in 
the 1999 edition, and by 2005, the NEC required the installation of 
combination AFCIs, ... 
http://www.nfpa.org/publicJournalDetail.asp?categoryID=&itemID=40206&
src=NFPAJournal&cookie%5Ftest=1 
 
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NFPA Journal®, September/October 2008
National Fire Protection Association - Quincy,MA,USA
By Michael J. Karter, Jr. In 2007, public fire departments responded 
to 1557500 fires in the United States, according to estimates based on 
data the NFPA ... 
http://www.nfpa.org/publicJournalDetail.asp?categoryID=&itemID=40244&
src=NFPAJournal 
 
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The Big Vote, RB 64 
Inspector911.com 
September 21, 2008 
Today the International Code Council continued to vote on proposals at 
the Final Action Hearings which will affect the 2009 series of 
Building Codes. ... IRC 2009 requires sprinklers in new homes ... 
http://inspector911.com/the-big-vote-rb-64/139 
 
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This week I'll see you in Laurel, MD. 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IBC_AdvFA_Maryland_Sep-2008.pdf 
 
Have fun! 
 
Mike 
mailto:mike@etnews.org 
 
DL-94,348 AS-18,782 HA-2,602 CO-1,000 F9-650 UA-500 
 
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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 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 10-14, 2008 Edmond, OK  
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Basic Fire Alarm Seminar 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/AdvFA_IntFA_Edmond_Nov2008.pdf 
 
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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. 
 
Doug Hockinson built ETNews.org using PHP/MySQL-> http://www.phpvs.com 
 
Purchase new & used codes & standards on line http://tinyurl.com/36zzk 
 
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