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January 10, 2010

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 406  ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   1-10-2010  
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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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POTS sunset on the horizon?
Security Systems News
By Daniel Gelinas - 01.07.2010 WASHINGTON-Plain-old telephone service-
the mainspring of traditional burg and fire alarm signal transmission-
could be coming ... 
http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/?p=article&id=ss2010017jBAhz 
 
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NFPA Journal, January/February 2010 
Audible for All by Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE 
How can we ensure the alarm reaches the hearing impaired?
http://www.nfpa.org/itemdetailjournal.asp?categoryID=1939&itemID=45721 
 
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This week I'll see you in Wakiwaki. 
 
Have fun!
 
- Mike 
 
38 days until "Pitchers and catchers report". 
 
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/codeweenie 
 
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NFPA 72-2010 Chapter 23, Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems 
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Chapter 23 was Chapter 6 in NFPA 72-2007.  Fault tolerance definitions
(Class and Style) have moved to Chapter 12, Circuits and Pathways.  
Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications moved to Chapter 24, Emergency 
Communications Systems (ECS).  Fire safety control functions moved to 
Chapter 21, Emergency Control Functions and Interfaces.  
 
You can read about all of the changes by downloading my Chapter 23 
review here: 
 
http://www.etnews.org/docs/NFPA_72-2010_Chapter_23.pdf 
 
Next week; Chapter 24, Emergency Communications Systems (ECS).  
 
Send me your questions and comments: mailto:mike@etnews.org 
 
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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. 
 
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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.  
 
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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 26-29, 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 2-3, 2010 Pine Brook, NJ 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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February 9-10, 2010 Beaverton, 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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