Conscientious fire systems professionals realize they not only need to keep abreast of current codes and standards but also keep their ear to the ground to be prepared when requirements change. Cut through the din of hundreds of recent proposed ICC fire code changes with this overview of those that matter most.
By Shane Clary · June 02, 2013
Offering fire system inspections and compliance assurance not only elevates safety but delivers contractors a host of benefits. They include: increasing customer retention; uncovering upsell opportunities; making cash flow predictable and the business appealing to creditors/investors; reducing false alarms and ingratiating first responders; and increasing the enterprise’s long-term value.
April 30, 2013
While NFPA 72 is the most widely referenced document for installing fi re system contractors, the codes and standards it contains are a distillation from a host of other influential organizations and governing bodies. Being a true professional means understanding not just what these directives are but also the how and why.
By Shane Clary · September 30, 2012
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 ...
April 14, 2011
Wisconsin fire officials have adopted the most recent edition of the National Fire Protection's NFPA 1 Fire Code. The code was implemented on Jan. 1 ...
January 17, 2011
Adding a new event to its calendar, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will present the Fire and Life Safety Conference Dec. 13-17 in Orlando ...
September 14, 2010
The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has publicly identified manufacturers and their distributors that are supplying substandard and unsafe cable products into the North American market ...
August 04, 2010
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has just released an updated Web page that details more than 300 of its industry codes and standards.
November 18, 2009
The Alabama State Fire Marshal is recognizing the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s (NBFAA) National Training School’s (NTS) Certified Fire Alarm Technician as a valid certification for licensing.
October 04, 2009
Building upon basic voice communication systems, new mass notification platforms can integrate multiple technologies to communicate via public address, digital signage, texting, E-mail and more. For security contractors that adeptly maneuver through issues unique to the market, opportunities can be expected to follow.
By Rodney Bosch · August 23, 2009