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
In mid-March, the various stakeholders that comprise the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Premises Security will reconvene to continue contentious deliberations over a proposal to issue the latest revision to NFPA 730 as a code rather than a best-practices guide.
By Rodney Bosch · January 31, 2013
Those in the fire/life-safety industry should be conversant in the processes both ICC and NFPA use for code and standards development. As the ICC process is open to all for the submittal of changes or additions, those who use its codes should not be shy about submitting proposals if they see a need for a change. Read on to better understand how ICC functions.
January 31, 2013