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Read: How Security Associations Helped Clarify ‘Essential’ Status

How Security Associations Helped Clarify ‘Essential’ Status

When lockdown orders began to be issued, certain areas did not directly list fire alarm and life-safety systems as being “essential.” Here’s how security associations stepped up.

Read: NFPA Forced to Cancel 2020 Conference & Expo in Orlando

NFPA Forced to Cancel 2020 Conference & Expo in Orlando

The association posted a message from Jim Pauley, NFPA president and CEO, on its website to explain its reasoning behind the cancellation.

Read: What Do You Think of These Proposed Updates to NFPA 72?

What Do You Think of These Proposed Updates to NFPA 72?

Proposed updates to NFPA 72 include definitions for cybersecurity and minimum hearing distance, new annex material on obstructions and more.

Read: Cracking the Code: What You Need to Know About Panic Hardware

Cracking the Code: What You Need to Know About Panic Hardware

Navigating the codes surrounding the use of panic hardware can be a challenge for specifiers. This guide will let you know when it is required, as well as define the available options.

Read: Tech Systems Earns TMA Five Diamond Designation

Tech Systems Earns TMA Five Diamond Designation

The designation is granted annually to monitoring centers that satisfy commitment to all requirements of the “five points of excellence.”

Read: New Report Calls for Massive Alarm Panel Recall

New Report Calls for Massive Alarm Panel Recall

For the past 20 years most hardwired alarm panels have been manufactured in deviation to UL 1023, UL 985 and NFPA 72 standards, Jeffrey Zwirn contends.

Read: Badly Needed Renovations to U.S. Firehouses Could Cost $100B, NFPA Study Shows

Badly Needed Renovations to U.S. Firehouses Could Cost $100B, NFPA Study Shows

A new NFPA report found that more than 21,000 firehouses across the nation are beyond 40 years of age and in need of significant overhauls.

Read: How to Properly Protect Public Transit

How to Properly Protect Public Transit

Follow public transit life-safety best practices by getting up to speed on NFPA 130, “Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Service.”

Read: Pets Need Fire Safety Too: Suppression and Detection Requirements for Animal Facilities

Pets Need Fire Safety Too: Suppression and Detection Requirements for Animal Facilities

When there are no local requirements, alarm dealers should turn to NFPA 150, “Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code,” to keep animals safe.

Read: Make Sure You Know These Fire Protection Standards for Telecom Facilities

Make Sure You Know These Fire Protection Standards for Telecom Facilities

Regardless of whether a Telecommunication facility is manned or unmanned, should a fire break out, communications will be disrupted. Here’s how to help prevent such an event.

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