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Fire Side Chat: NFPA 72 Requirements for Installing Gas Detection Systems on Fire Alarms

If you install fire alarm systems, get better acquainted with NFPA 72 with the help of SSI columnist Shane Clary.


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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

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. May 29, 2007

A fire that killed 10 people in a group home in Missouri has prompted state policymakers to review safety rules for residential care facilities, according to a report by the Associated Press. November 29, 2006

At this very moment, scores of fires are raging across the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a new structural fire ignites every 60 seconds ... August 31, 2006

July 31, 2006

If a new national standard is issued on the use of copper pipes or the size of a home's septic tank, the attention span of an electronic security and life-safety contractor goes right down the drain. If it has nothing to do with wiring, annunciators and controllers, dealers and integrators don't want to hear anything of it. December 31, 2005




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