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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

Although NFPA codes may be foremost in most fire technicians’ minds and practices when it comes to how they install and service safety systems, there are other important documents that come into play. At the top of that list are the codes emanating from the International Code Council (ICC). By Shane Clary · January 01, 2013

Richard Bielen, NFPA's PE Division Manager for Fire Protection Systems shares his thoughts on where the electronic security industry is headed in 2013. Scott Goldfine · December 23, 2012

Fire/Life-Safety standards endure much analysis and scrutiny by a number of committees and interested parties en route to ratification. As these decisions affect installing professionals, it is wise to be familiar with the process and participate where and when appropriate. By Shane Clary · November 01, 2012

There were an estimated 80,100 carbon monoxide (CO) incidents in 2010, nearly double the 40,900 reports in 2003, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). October 15, 2012

SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Managing Editor Rodney Bosch shares highlights of the 2012 NFPA Conference & Expo, held in Las Vegas on June 11-14. Rodney Bosch · June 13, 2012

SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Managing Editor Rodney Bosch shares highlights of the 2012 NFPA Conference & Expo, held in Las Vegas on June 11-14. Rodney Bosch · June 13, 2012

The heightened attention given to CO detection in recent years is reflected in updates to the International Residential Code and NFPA 720. Learn what these changes are, their importance, and when and where not to apply them. By Shane Clary · June 12, 2012

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has launched a recruitment campaign to increase the number of code enforcers participating on its technical committees. May 14, 2012




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