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March 6, 2011

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 455  ISSN 1554-074X       http://www.etnews.org   3-6-2011  
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- News
- Journal
- Employment
- Seminar Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS
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Old fire alarm boxes are going the way of the dinosaur
SouthCoastToday.com / Advocate
By Peggy Aulisio FAIRHAVEN - The old red fire boxes are entering their
final days in Fairhaven, the last vestige of a day when residents 
could pull the handle to ring a fire alarm and get fire engines 
roaring toward a building. ... 
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110303/
PUB01/103030391/1039 
 
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Specifying generators for mission-critical environments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
The transfer switches can be timed per the National Electrical Code 
(NEC) to start the life safety loads within 10 sec (NEC 700.12) and 
the standby loads ... 
http://www.csemag.com/industry-news/more-top-stories/single-article/
specifying-generators-for-mission-critical-environments/cb0b6cb742.html 
 
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NFPA Journal®, March/April 2011
National Fire Protection Association
Because many states and jurisdictions have already adopted the 2010 
edition of NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, it 
becomes imperative for those of us who work regularly with fire alarm 
systems to understand the changes, ... 
http://www.nfpa.org/publicJournalDetail.asp?categoryID=&itemID=50597
&src=NFPAJournal&cookie_test=1 
 
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NFPA Journal, March/April 2011
National Fire Protection Association
... configurations to provide both guidance for insurance field 
personnel and recommendations for changes to NFPA 13, Installation of 
Sprinkler Systems. ... 
http://www.nfpa.org/publicJournalDetail.asp?categoryID=&itemID=50589
&src=NFPAJournal 
 
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This week I'll see you in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. 
http://www.sfpe-saudi.org/2011/02/5-day-fire-alarm-system-workshop/ 
 
Have fun!

- Mike 
 
Linkedin -> http://www.linkedin.com/in/codeweenie 
 
Twitter -> http://www.twitter.com/codeweenie 
 
Blog -> http://codeweenie.blogspot.com/ 
 
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SEMINAR SCHEDULE
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If you are considering sponsoring a seminar, contact me for more 
information.  mailto:mikebaker@afaa.org  
  
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March 5-9, 2011 - Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia 
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Basic Fire Alarm Systems
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
NFPA 72-2010 Code Update
Fire Alarm Plan Review 
http://www.sfpe-saudi.org/2011/02/5-day-fire-alarm-system-workshop/ 
 
March 14-15, 2011 - Duluth, GA  
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) updated for new CBT 
https://www.sfpeatlanta.org/downloads/conference_brochure_2011.pdf 
 
March 21-24, 2011 - Louisville, KY 
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Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection 
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II), updated for the new CBT 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IBC_IntFA_Louisville_Mar2011.pdf 
 
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March 24-25, 2011 - East Hanover, NJ 
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Basic Fire Alarm Systems 
Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_TI_East_Hanover_NJ_Mar2011.pdf 
 
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March 29-31, 2011 - Sharon Hills, PA  
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Understanding IBC-2009 Fire Alarm Requirements 
Changes in NFPA 72-2010, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IntFA_Indianapolis_Feb2011.pdf 
 
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April 5-8, 2011 - Edmond, OK  
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Fire Alarm Plan Review 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) updated for new CBT 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IntFA_Indianapolis_Feb2011.pdf 
 
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April 12-13, 2011 - Addison, IL 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) updated for new CBT 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IntFA_Chicago_Apr2011.pdf 
 
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April 25, 2011 - Great Falls, MT 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Contact Jonathan Marshall mailto:jonathan.marshall@montana.edu 
 
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April 27, 2011 - Missoula, MT 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Contact Jonathan Marshall mailto:jonathan.marshall@montana.edu 
 
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May 3-5, 2011 - Kent, WA 
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Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) updated for new CBT 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_Kent_May2011.pdf 
 
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May 11-12, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) updated for new CBT 
Contract seminar (closed) 
 
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COMMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
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