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Shane Clary, SSI Contributor

Shane Clary, Ph.D., is Security Sales & Integration’s “Fire Side Chat” columnist. He has more than 37 years of security and fire alarm industry experience. He serves on a number of NFPA technical committees, and is vice president of Codes and Standards Compliance for Pancheco, Calif.-based Bay Alarm Co.

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Read: How UL, New Tech Is Targeting Nuisance Smoke Alarms

How UL, New Tech Is Targeting Nuisance Smoke Alarms

Check out the new testing standard being cooked up by UL to help combat kitchen-related nuisance alarms, as well as the latest in detector technology.

Read: CO2 Standards: Do You Know the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide?

CO2 Standards: Do You Know the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide?

You know all about carbon monoxide, but are you up to date on CO2 standards in the fire code? Fire safety expert Shane Clary breaks them down.

Read: Here’s What’s on the 2018 Agendas of the NFPA, ICC & FCAC

Here’s What’s on the 2018 Agendas of the NFPA, ICC & FCAC

Get ready for a busy year on the codes and standards front. Here are the major issues the NFPA, ICC and FCAC will be looking at this upcoming year.

Read: How Mass Notification Can Add RMR to Your Next Alarm Project

How Mass Notification Can Add RMR to Your Next Alarm Project

Mass Notification Systems (MNS) is a growing field with revenue opportunities in the corporate, healthcare and education markets.

Read: This Small Change in NFPA 72 Could Prove Costly for Alarm Dealers

This Small Change in NFPA 72 Could Prove Costly for Alarm Dealers

A small placement change within NFPA 72 may make a big impact on “immediately” handling alarms.

Read: Discord Surrounds Adoption of NFPA 4 by NFPA 101 at Annual Meeting

Discord Surrounds Adoption of NFPA 4 by NFPA 101 at Annual Meeting

Members expressed concern that not every technical committee that is responsible for NFPA 101 was on the same page at this year’s annual meeting.

Read: Latest NFPA 72 Changes Meld CO Standards

Latest NFPA 72 Changes Meld CO Standards

Latest CO detector requirement changes address monitoring stations, battery operation and more.

Read: Recent NFPA 72 Changes on Sprinklers, Fans, CO & Emergency Communications

Recent NFPA 72 Changes on Sprinklers, Fans, CO & Emergency Communications

Fire-safety expert Shane Clary goes over proposed NFPA changes that include sprinkler placement, CO detection and more.

Read: CO Alarm Requirements Among Top Changes to NFPA 72

CO Alarm Requirements Among Top Changes to NFPA 72

Other proposed NFPA changes tackle detector requirements and ceiling placement.

Read: Fire Suppression Takeaways From NFPA Expo 2017

Fire Suppression Takeaways From NFPA Expo 2017

This year’s NFPA Conference and Expo featured a smart sprinkler and full-featured pump controllers among the latest innovations from exhibitors.

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