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February 7, 2010

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 409  ISSN 1554-074X       http://www.etnews.org   2-7-2010  
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- News
- Journal
- Employment
- Seminar Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS
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US Fire Administration 
Attics above dwellings, businesses, schools and other occupancies seem
to evolve into storage areas. 
Today's training vignette, "Unprotected Attic Storage" discusses some 
of the safety concerns and fire protection solutions for these spaces.  
from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/
cb_fp_2010_5.pdf 
 
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THE ORLEANS: Orleans official calls most violations minor
Las Vegas Review - Journal
By JOAN WHITELY Of the 625 building code violations found at The 
Orleans in the spring, owner Boyd Gaming is quick to point out, only 
one required a repair ... 
http://www.lvrj.com/news/orleans-official-calls-most-violations-minor-
83527532.html 
 
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$18 million in stimulus flows here
Philadelphia Neshoba Democrat
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, $1055973 grant to replace a fire 
alarm system. o Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, $196942 grant for
childcare and ... 
http://www.neshobademocrat.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=297&
ArticleID=20343 
 
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Sushi smelling smoke detector for deaf people
NewsLite
Scientists in Japan have created a smoke detector for deaf people 
which warns them with the smell of wasabi. Boffins from Shiga 
University of Medical ... 
http://newslite.tv/2010/02/03/sushi-smelling-smoke-detector.html 
 
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Deca-bromine to Be Phased Out
Pallet Enterprise
Regardless of what alternative chemical is used to replace deca, it 
will require extensive testing before it can receive a UL fire rating,
which will be ... 
http://www.palletenterprise.com/articledatabase/view.asp?articleID=
3022 
 
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I escaped New Jersey before the real snow started to fly, so this week
I'll see you in Happyrock.  
 
Have fun!
 
- Mike 
 
11 days until "Pitchers and catchers report". 
 
Twitter -> http://twitter.com/codeweenie 
 
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NFPA 72-2010 Chapter 26, Supervising Station Alarm Systems 
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Chapter 26 was Chapter 8 in NFPA 72-2007.  The dead and/or dying 
transmission methods, such as Derived Channel, McCulloh and Directly 
Connected Non-Coded, have been removed.  
 
You can read about all of the changes by downloading my Chapter 24 
review here: 
http://www.etnews.org/docs/NFPA_72-2010_Chapter_26.pdf 
 
Next week; Chapter 27, Public Emergency Alarm Reporting Systems.  
 
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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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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Automatic Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems 
Advanced Fire Alarm (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_AdvFA_Minneapolis_Feb2010.pdf 
 
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February 24-26, 2010 East Hanover, NJ 
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Automatic Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IntFA_East_Hanover_NJ_Feb2010.pdf 
 
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March 1-4, 2010 Louisville, KY 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Fire Alarm Plan Review 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_PR_IntFA_Louisville_Mar2010.pdf 
 
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March 9-10, 2010 Portland, OR 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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March 15-16, 2010 San Francisco, CA 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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March 23-25, 2010 Orlando, FL 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection  
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_Orlando_Mar2010.pdf 
 
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March 25, 2010 Baton Rouge, LA 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection  
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_BatonRouge_Mar2010.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 
  
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