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August 22, 2010

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 432  ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   8-22-2010  
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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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SAFETY ALERT: Antifreeze solution banned in home fire sprinkler ...
TheNewsTribune.com
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that the National 
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has updated its safety alert and is
now banning the ... 
http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2010/08/20/safety-alert-
antifreeze-solution-now-banned-in-home-fire-sprinkler-systems/ 
 
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RFID tags found to work better in building ducts
Computerworld
The discovery means that a small, inexpensive RFID tag could be used 
to wirelessly transmit data from any temperature sensor, smoke 
detector, ... 
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180947/RFID_tags_found_to_
work_better_in_building_ducts 
 
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Fire Alarm Activated After 40 Years With No Power
Popular Fidelity (blog)
The numbers correspond to locations in Mobile's old fire alarm system.
"Because of lack of telephones and radios during that time, pull boxes
were ... 
http://www.popfi.com/2010/08/17/fire-alarm-activated-after-40-years-
with-no-power/ 
 
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Our next webinar, "The Demise of the Dialer", presented by the 
venerable Art Black, is scheduled for September 21, 2010.  You can 
register online here: http://www.afaa.org/Training/Webinars.aspx. 
 
This week I'll see you in Happyrock. 
 
- Mike 
 
Linkedin -> http://www.linkedin.com/in/codeweenie 
 
Twitter -> http://www.twitter.com/codeweenie 
 
Blog -> http://codeweenie.blogspot.com/ 
 
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THE ANSWER TO - BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?  
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I've been asked more than once, "What does ET News stand for"?  What 
do you think it stands for? 
 
1) ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN NEWS (A LA THE US NAVY) 
 
False.  It's true that my first choice as a Navy nuke was ET, 
followed by EM, followed by IC, and finally MM.  Naturally I got MM. 
 
2) ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN NEWS 
 
False.  This was my original choice, but after further review, I 
quickly changed my mind and decided on another. 
 
3) ENGINEERING TEAM NEWS 
 
True.  Look at the masthead.  While Engineering Technician was my 
original choice, they're only one member of the Engineering Team, 
according to the SFPE white paper. 
http://www.sfpe.org/upload/sfpe_position_statement_0105_0703.pdf.  
 
4) EXISTENTIAL NEWS 
 
False.  I do subscribe to Ayn Rand's philosophy, especially her 
position on capitalism.  She was an original thinker so she coined the
term  "objectivism". 
 
5) IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING 
 
False.  It does mean something, to me anyway. 
 
All but one of your answers was #2, which is what it was originally 
called.  One answer hadn't occurred to me; "ExtraTerrestrial News". 
Sorry Ed. 
 
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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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SEMINAR SCHEDULE
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Contact me regarding seminar sponsorship mailto:mikebaker@afaa.org 
 
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August 31 and September 1-3, 2010 Kent WA 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Understanding IBC-2009 Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IBC_IntFA_Kent_Aug2010.pdf 
 
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September 7-9, 2010 Phoenix AZ 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_Phoenix_Sep2010.pdf 
 
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September 13-17, 2010 Anchorage AK  
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Fire Alarm Plan Review 
Understanding IBC-2009 Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/PR_IBC_IntFA_Anchorage_Sep2010.pdf 
 
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September 21, 2010 Webinar 
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The Demise of the Dialer 
http://www.afaa.org/Training/Webinars.aspx 
 
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September 27-30, 2010 Bowling Green KY 
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Basic Fire Alarm 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IntFA_TI_Bowling_Green_Sep2010.pdf 
 
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October 4-5, 2010 Valdez, AK 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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October 19-21, 2010 Baton Rouge LA 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_BatonRouge_Oct2010.pdf 
 
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October 28, 2010 Webinar 
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Lessons Learned - Liability Issues for Contractors 
http://www.afaa.org/Training/Webinars.aspx 
 
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November 3-5, 2010 Minneapolis MN 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IntFA_TI_Minneapolis_Nov2010.pdf 
 
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November 19, 2010 Webinar 
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NFPA 72-2010, Changes in The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 
http://www.afaa.org/Training/Webinars.aspx 
 
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December 6-10, 2010 Portland OR 
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More info to follow ... 
 
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COMMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
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