The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is lauding the International Code Council (ICC) after its recent vote to require all new ones- and two-family homes to be equipped with home fire sprinklers.
October 01, 2008
Fire departments in the United States reported 896,500 false fire alarms in 1980. Since that time ...
September 30, 2008
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established a $6 million endowment for its Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF). The NFPA affiliated foundation is an independent nonprofit that plans, manages and communicates consortium-funded research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world.
September 23, 2008
It’s important to know what type of cable to use in a fire alarm system no matter what the situation. Not only is it important from a functionality standpoint, but it’s also important because your clients must be code compliant in order to satisfy a number of concerns, such as an insurance company or ...
August 31, 2008
I can remember at an early age the mystery in learning a secret code. It was a way to feel important because only you and a select group really understood how to communicate with this order of the secret code. Now that we are older and either have, or are working on, a profession the fancy of childhood codes has passed. But as some have learned ...
July 31, 2008
The emergence of network-like technology in the fire alarm industry is already underway. Although progress is somewhat slow and the degree of implementation varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, overall the industry is moving in the direction of a network-based solution with information technology (IT) clearly in view. A handful of fire equipment manufacturers have recently given us ...
June 30, 2008
Residential fire accounts for the vast majority of fire deaths. One of the most powerful tools at the disposal of each and every homeowner is the automatic smoke alarm ...
February 29, 2008
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announces the release of a comprehensive report from a joint project with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to examine ways to reduce the high death rate from fire in rural America.
February 13, 2008
Maine has adopted the latest edition of several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire and life safety codes. The latest adoptions will set fire and life safety requirements for new and existing buildings in the state.
October 03, 2007
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) warns a new burglar alarm system that deploys dense smoke to incapacitate an intruder is likely to activate smoke alarms, prompting a fire department response.
June 30, 2007