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December 1, 2009

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 402  ISSN 1554-074X     http://www.etnews.org   12-13-2009  
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- News
- Journal
- Employment
- Seminar Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS
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Day of mourning for Russia nightclub fire victims
BBC News
Many of those who died were trapped in the crush as more than 200 
people fought to escape the smoke and flames through one narrow exit.. 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8398480.stm 
 
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Science Gifts For Kids? 
from the explosives-always-go-over-well dept. 
posted by ScuttleMonkey on Friday December 11, @15:15 (Science) 
http://ask.slashdot.org/story/09/12/11/1812209/Science-Gifts-For-Kids 
 
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This week I'll see you in Happyrock. 
 
Have fun! 
 
- Mike
 
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/codeweenie 
 
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NFPA 72-2010 CHANGES; Chapter 14, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance 
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Chapter 14 was Chapter 10 in NFPA 72-2007.  The phrase "fire alarm" 
was deleted leaving the more generic term "system".  Technician 
qualification requirements moved to chapter 10.  The word 
"certificate" was replaced with "record of completion".  A new section
is added regarding performance-based testing.  New technology is added
to the inspection frequency table, the functional test frequency 
table, the test methods table, and the testing & inspection form.
Intelligibility requirements moved to Annex D.  The 4-page "Inspection
and Testing" form is now an 11-page "Fire Alarm and Emergency 
Communication System Inspection and Testing" form.   
 
To read it, please download it from here: 
 
http://www.etnews.org/docs/NFPA_72-2010_Chapter_14.pdf 
 
Next week; Chapter 17, Initiating Devices.
Chapters 15, 16, and 17 are reserved. 
 
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 
 
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 remainder of the new year. 
 
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January 20-22, 2010 Fairbanks, AK 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_Fairbanks_Jan2010.pdf 
 
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January 26-28, 2010 Edmond, OK 
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Automatic Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems 
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Fire Alarm Plan Review 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/AFD_IBC_PR_TI_Edmond_Jan2010.pdf 
 
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February 2-4, 2010 Orlando, FL 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
More info to follow ... 
 
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February 9-10, 2010 Portland, OR 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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February 16-18, 2010 Houston, TX 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection  
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_Houston_Feb2010.pdf 
 
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February 23-25, 2010 Minneapolis, MN 
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More info to follow ... 
 
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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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