The heightened attention given to CO detection in recent years is reflected in updates to the International Residential Code and NFPA 720. Learn what these changes are, their importance, and when and where not to apply them.
A look at residential fire sprinkler and false fire alarm activity trends offer installing system contractors insights on the latest developments driving the marketplace. SSI’s annual report also provides legislative and code updates for carbon monoxide detection.
The National Fire Protection Association’s Gary Keith (left) and Russell Sanders were awarded the grade of “Fellow in the Institution” from the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), the highest level of membership given by the institution.
NFPA Division Manager for Building and Life Safety Codes Robert Solomon discusses what's in store for the fire/life-safety market in SSI's 2012 Industry Forecast.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has appointed two regional electrical code specialists. NFPA also recently hired a western regional sprinkler specialist.
While codes go into great detail about how to ensure fire and life-safety systems perform as intended, making sure the systems operate in concert with each other remains a work in progress. Integrated testing is a means to bridge existing gaps and maximize systems’ ability to mitigate loss of property and life.
Determining fire alarm priorities when elevator emergency phones are involved illustrates the need to sometimes fill in the blanks when situations fall outside the realm of existing codes. Having a third phone line or simply leaving it up to an AHJ are two potential solutions.
NFPA's Chris Dubay gives an in depth preview of what attendees can expect at this year's Fire & Life Safety Conference, which will be held Dec. 12-14 in Orlando, Fla.
Here is your guide to the 2011 NFPA Conference & Expo, which will be held in Boston in mid-June. Featured is an extensive schedule of education and training sessions, plus the latest products and technologies from more than 340 leading suppliers.
Annual report points up the need for installing security and fire systems contractors to be diligent in providing the latest life-safety products to residential customers. Discover how regular maintenance services and education are helping reducefire fatalities.
An inquiry concerning a campus-affiliated residential multiple dwelling provides a launching point to explore fire system code requirements. Find out how to solve such challenges and where to turn for further guidance ...
New standards for emergency communications detailed in 2010 NFPA 72 are expected to bring new business opportunities for fire installers, physical security integrators and other contractors that have the proficiency to install appliances used in mass notification systems (MNS).
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