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Fire Protection Research Foundation Executive Director Casey Grant discusses current projects in support of the National Fire Protection Association’s life-safety mission in the latest Hot Seat.


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In no small part due to increased real and perceived dangers, more than ever educational institutions are looking to electronic and physical security solutions to make campuses safer. This is opening opportunities for integrators, but only those well-versed in the specific requirements and codes this market demands.  September 08, 2013


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) in digital format. It will be available in PDF and through the National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access (NFCSS). August 21, 2013

As critical as the components of a fire/life-safety system (e.g. fire alarm control panels, smoke detectors, strobes, sirens) are, they matter little if they fail to get a signal transmitted during an emergency. Thus it is essential system designers ensure uninterrupted circuit pathways, an area that has recently been updated. July 31, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has appointed Paul Silva, customer service manager for Wayne Alarm Systems, as the Central Station Alarm Association’s (CSAA) voting member to their NFPA 72 Supervising Station Systems Committee. July 29, 2013

The 2013 NFPA Convention & Expo was held June 10-13 in Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Center. SSI Staff · June 11, 2013

High profile incidents are fueling greater demand than ever before for mass notification systems (MNS). Find out how new technologies, standards, designs, installation techniques and practices are helping fire/life-safety solution providers grow their MNS business and help clients better deal with emergencies.  April 30, 2013

Getting people bombarded by today’s constant cacophony of sounds and stimuli to react to fire alarms with the urgency for which they were intended has become a critical challenge. Drawing their attention when it means the most demands providers strictly adhere to code and design and install systems to meet stringent requirements. April 30, 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

U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 366,600 home fires from 2007-2011, according to a new report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). April 24, 2013

Sharing knowledge, wisdom and experiences is the path to continuing to move fire and life safety forward. This goes for innovating products, saving lives and reducing injuries and property loss, as well as running more successful businesses. That’s why conferences like NFPA’s recent Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET) are so important. . By Shane Clary · April 02, 2013




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