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March 11, 2012

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 486  ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   3-11-2012 
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- News
- Journal
- Employment
- Seminar Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS
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USFA Coffee Break Training 
Automatic Sprinklers:  Fire Department Connection Drains 
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cb_fp_2012_10.pdf 
 
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Southern California city disbands Fire Department in bid to rescue 
budget
Bellingham Herald
A fire alarm telegraph system from 1924 takes up the back wall of the 
upstairs living room. Downstairs in the garage, the department's first
motorized pumping engine from 1921 is dwarfed by the modern truck, 
engine and ambulance. 
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/05/2423300/southern-california
-city-disbands.html 
 
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Key changes in the 2011 NEC
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
With rare exception, the National Electrical Code (NEC) changes every 
three years. While many of these changes can be considered nominal 
rewording that just ... 
http://www.csemag.com/home/single-article/key-changes-in-the-2011-nec/
737fbb7a0b.html 
 
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NFPA Journal®, March/April 2012
National Fire Protection Association
NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, clearly tells us in the "Number of Means
of Egress" section of each occupancy chapter. This question of number 
of means of ... 
http://www.nfpa.org/publicJournalDetail.asp?categoryID=&itemID=
55624&src=NFPAJournal 
 
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"In our sun-down perambulations, of late, through the outer parts of 
Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 
"base", a certain game of ball...Let us go forth awhile, and get 
better air in our lungs.  Let us leave our close rooms...the game of 
ball is glorious."
- Walt Whitman, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 23, 1846 
 
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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 
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SEMINAR SCHEDULE
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Contact me regarding seminar sponsorship -> mailto:mikebaker@afaa.org 
 
Download our course outlines here -> http://tinyurl.com/4xfydyk   
 
Download seminar sponsorship information -> http://tinyurl.com/3w8hgbv 
 
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March 20-21, 2012 - Phoenix, AZ    
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored (closed) seminar 
 
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March 26-30, 2012 - Florence, 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/seminars/2012/TI_PR_IntFA_Florence_Mar2012.pdf 
 
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April 10, 2012 - Great Falls, MT  
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Contact Jonathan Marshall -> jonathan.marshall@montana.edu 
 
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April 12, 2012 - Missoula, MT  
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Contact Jonathan Marshall -> jonathan.marshall@montana.edu 
 
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April 17-18, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA   
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Basic Fire Alarm 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Sponsored (closed) seminar 
 
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April 24-25, 2012 - Denver, CO    
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II)  
Sponsored (closed) seminar  
 
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May 8-11, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA     
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
Advanced Fire Alarm (NICET III & IV) 
Sponsored (closed) seminar   
 
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May 15-18, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA     
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Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET I & II) 
Advanced Fire Alarm (NICET III & IV) 
Sponsored (closed) seminar    
 
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May 29, 2012 - San Francisco, CA  
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Basic Fire Alarm  
http://bit.ly/wEGRlJ 
 
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COMMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
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ET News is written nearly every week and almost always sent on Sunday. 
 
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