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May 15, 2011

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 462  ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   5-15-2011  
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- News
- Journal
- Employment
- Seminar Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS
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At-Home Safety: Online Tool Sparks Better Fire Sprinkler Decisions
EHS Today
According to NIST, while fewer than 5 percent of US homes are equipped
with fire suppression sprinklers, recent developments have moved the 
cost-benefit ... 
http://ehstoday.com/fire_emergencyresponse/fire/at-home-safety-online-
tool-better-fire-sprinkler-decisions-0510/ 
 
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Plant 'smoke detector' gene
ScienceAlert
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a 
gene that allows dormant seeds buried in the soil to detect 
germination stimulants in bushfire smoke called karrikins. The same 
gene has also been found to provide the means for ... 
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20111105-22147.html 
 
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Tyco shares rise on report of potential bidder
BusinessWeek
THE SPARK: According to the New York Post, France-based Schneider 
Electric has contacted buyout firms about putting together a bid that 
could offer $30 billion or more for Tyco, which owns ADT security and 
a series of other fire protection and ... 
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9N6N75G0.htm 
 
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This week I'll see you in Charleston, SC. 
 
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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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May 19-21, 2011 - Charleston, SC  
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AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference 
http://www.afaa.org 
 
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May 25, 2011 - The Ether
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The History and Value of Smoke Detection 
Presented by Dan Finnegan with Siemens 
http://www.afaa.org/Training/Webinars.aspx 
 
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June 6-9, 2011 - Laurel, MD  
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) updated for new CBT  
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements (NICET)  
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
http://www.afaa.org/PDF/Seminars/2011/IntFA_IBC_TI_Maryland_Jun2011.pdf 
 
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June 12-15, 2011 - Boston, MA   
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NFPA Conference and Expo 
Booth #762 
http://www.afaa.org 
 
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June 21-23, 2011 - Plano, TX 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Fire Alarm Plan Review 
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements (NICET)  
http://www.afaa.org/PDF/Seminars/2011/TI_PR_IBC_Dallas_Jun2011.pdf 
 
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