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March 29, 2009

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 379  ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   3-29-2009  
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- News
- Journal
- Employment
- Seminar Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS
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On this day in NY history: Fire destroys Triangle Shirtwaist ...
Examiner.com - USA
There was only one flimsy exterior fire escape that quickly collapsed 
under people's weight. The elevator stopped working. Some frenzied 
workers jumped down ... 
http://www.examiner.com/x-2365-NY-History-Examiner~y2009m3d25-On-this-
day-in-NY-history-Fire-destroys-Triangle-Shirtwaist-Factory-148-
workers-killed 
 
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What is Fire Prevention Customer Service?
Firehouse.com (subscription) - USA
... responsible for enforcing the local fire code and referenced or 
adopted NFPA standards of which well over 250 relate to fire service 
responsibilities. ... 
http://cms.firehouse.com/web/online/In-the-Community/What-is-Fire-
Prevention-Customer-Service/9$63201 
 
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Stairwell Evacuation Study Finds 'What We Know We Don't Know'
Newswise (press release) - USA
As a start toward improving understanding, the NIST Building and Fire 
Research Laboratory has posted a Web page, www.fire.nist.gov/CDPUBS/
bldg_occupant, ... 
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/550425/ 
 
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Enough is Enough
Fire Chief - Chicago,IL,USA
... believed we were successful in our quest for residential fire 
sprinklers when an amendment was passed to the proposed ICC 
Residential Building Code. ... 
http://blog.firechief.com/mutual_aid/2009/03/24/enough-is-enough-2/ 
 
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Q & A of the Day - Should fire alarm cables always be red?
Voltimum (subscription) - London,England,UK
This one, concerning the colour of fire alarm cables, is answered by 
SELECT: Prysmian FP200 cable - but red isn't mandatory. 
Question: We have been asked to ... 
http://www.voltimum.co.uk/news/11738/infopro.profnews.voltimum/Q---A-
of-the-Day---Should-fire-alarm-cables-always-be-red-.html 
 
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This week I'll see you in Chico, CA. 
 
Have fun! 
 
- Mike
mailto:mike@etnews.org 
 
8 days until "Play Ball!" 
 
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NFPA 72-2010 update 
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The next edition of NFPA 72, which is to be voted on in Chicago this 
June, is reorganized.  Several new chapters are added: 
 
Chapter 1 Administration 
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications 
Chapter 3 Definitions 
Chapter 4 Reserved 
Chapter 5 Reserved 
Chapter 6 Reserved 
Chapter 7 Reserved 
Chapter 8 Reserved 
Chapter 9 Reserved 
Chapter 10 Fundamentals 
Chapter 11 Reserved  
Chapter 12 Circuits and Pathways 
Chapter 13 Reserved 
Chapter 14 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance 
Chapter 15 Reserved 
Chapter 16 Reserved 
Chapter 17 Initiating Devices 
Chapter 18 Notification Appliances 
Chapter 19 Reserved 
Chapter 20 Reserved 
Chapter 21 Emergency Control Functions 
Chapter 22 Reserved 
Chapter 23 Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems 
Chapter 24 Emergency Communications Systems 
Chapter 25 Reserved 
Chapter 26 Supervising Station Alarm Systems 
Chapter 27 Public Emergency Alarm Reporting Systems 
Chapter 28 Reserved 
Chapter 29 Single- and Multiple-Station Alarms and Household Fire 
Alarm Systems 
 
Annex A Explanatory Material 
Annex B Engineering Guide for Automatic Fire Detection 
Annex C System Performance Design Guide 
Annex D Speech Intelligibility 
Annex E NEMA SB 30 
Annex F Sample Ordinance for Adopting NFPA 72 
Annex G Informational References 
Annex H Cross References  
 
You can review the Report on Comments document here: 
http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/AboutTheCodes.asp?DocNum=72 
 
Once the new edition is voted on, I'll post a review of the changes 
from the 2007 edition to the 2010 edition. 
 
- Mike
 
Send me your questions and comments: mailto:mike@etnews.org 
 
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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JOB OPPORTUNITY and SEEKING EMPLOYMENT announcements are provided as a 
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. 
 
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Post your announcement at http://www.etnews.org/index.php?s=257 
 
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SEMINAR SCHEDULE
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Contact me regarding seminar sponsorship mailto:mikebaker@afaa.org 
 
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April 2-3, 2009 Chico, CA
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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April 7-9, 2009 Conshohocken, PA
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Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IBC_IntFA_Conshohocken_PA_Apr2009.pdf 
 
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April 14-16, 2009 Savannah, GA
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Automatic Fire Alarm Association Annual Meeting 
http://www.afaa.org/ 
 
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April 28-30, 2009 Newark, NJ
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections 
Advanced Fire Alarm (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_AdvFA_Newark_Apr2009.pdf 
 
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May 4-7, 2009 Denver, CO
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections 
Fire Alarm Plan Review 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IntFA_TI_PR_Denver_May-2009.pdf 
 
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May 13-14, 2009 Minneapolis, MN
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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May 20-21, 2009 Great Falls, MT 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
More info to follow ... 
 
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May 26-28, 2009 Riverside, CA  
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Fire Alarm Plan Review 
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Understanding NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Requirements 
More info to follow ...  
 
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June 2-4, 2009 Albuquerque, NM   
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II)  
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IntFA_IBC_Albuquerque_Jun2009.pdf 

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June 9-11, 2009 Chicago, IL    
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NFPA World Safety Conference & Exposition   
http://www.nfpa.org/categorylistwsce.asp?categoryID=1600 
 
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June 16-18, 2009 Campbell, CA 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections Seminar 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
More info to follow ... 
 
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COMMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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