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November 1, 2009

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 398  ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   11-1-2009  
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- News
- Journal
- Employment
- Seminar Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS
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Scots Marks and Spencer shoppers padlocked in during fire alarm
Scottish Daily Record
"There must have been about 100 shoppers who went to go down the back 
stair fire escape. But when we got down the stairs, the fire door was 
locked. ... 
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/11/02/scots-marks
-and-spencer-shoppers-padlocked-in-during-fire-alarm-86908-21791594/ 
 
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Fire Sprinklers Set to Become a Standard Feature in All New Homes
Reuters
BALTIMORE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the International Code 
Council's Residential Building Code Committee (RBCC) have made it 
clear that fire ... 
http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS240004+30-Oct-2009+
PRN20091030 
 
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Emergency key boxes upset some Spring Hill businesses
The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
But while some business owners want to see this mandate go away, city 
aldermen recently upheld it by voting down an amendment to the 
International Fire Code ... 
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091028/COUNTY0904/910280333/1184/
Emergency+key+boxes+upset+some+Spring+Hill+businesses 
 
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United Technologies Said to Lead GE-Security Bidding
Bloomberg
s fire alarm and surveillance systems unit, said a person familiar 
with the matter. GE put the unit up for sale earlier this year and is 
still talking to ... 
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=asue85XqEJQc 
 
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Important Issues to be Voted on at ICC Code Development Hearings ...
FireEngineering.com - Fair Lawn,NJ,USA
... identification of emergency escape/rescue windows; and require 
smoke alarms to be listed to Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 217 and 
comply with NFPA 72. ... 
http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/display/5911978510/artic
les/fire-engineering/government-2/2009/10/important-issues_to.html 
 
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This week I'll see you in Los Angeles. 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_PR_IBC_Portland_Oct2009.pdf 
 
Have fun! 
 
- Mike
 
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/codeweenie 
 
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NFPA 72-2010 CHANGES PART II; Chapter 3, Definitions 
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There are many new definitions from the new Chapter 24, Emergency 
Communications Systems (ECS).  To read my next review installment, 
please download it from here: 
http://www.etnews.org/docs/NFPA_72-2010_Changes_part_II.pdf 
 
Next week; Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 
 
(Chapters 4-9 are reserved) 
   
Send me your questions and comments: mailto:mike@etnews.org 
 
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seekers and employers.  ET News is not a placement agency and does not 
endorse either job seekers or employers. 
 
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SEMINAR SCHEDULE
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Contact me regarding seminar sponsorship mailto:mikebaker@afaa.org 
 
Jeanne and I are scheduling seminars in the new year.  If you have an 
interest in seminar sponsorship, contact me and I'll send you 
additional information including available dates.  Most of the first 
quarter of 2010 is taken but there are other dates available 
throughout the year. 
 
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November 3-5, 2009 Los Angeles, CA       
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_AdvFA_LosAngeles_Nov2009.pdf 
 
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November 17-19, 2009 Anchorage, AK 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_AdvFA_Anchorage_Nov2009.pdf 
 
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November 30 and December 1-4, 2009 Bremerton, WA 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Fire Alarm Plan Review 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IntFA_PR_AdvFA_Bremerton_Dec2009.pdf 
  
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December 8-10, 2009 Pleasant Hill, CA 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection 
Fire Alarm Plan Review  
Understanding NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://afaa.org/pdf/TI_PR_101_PleasantHill_Dec2009.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 
 
Buy codes and standards online-> http://www.etnews.org/index.php?s=461 
 
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