NFPA 72

Read: Fire Codes and Standards Changes for 2021

Fire Codes and Standards Changes for 2021

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary provides an overview of what the NFPA, International Code Council and Fire Code Advisory Committee have been up to.

Read: Getting to the Bottom of Low Frequency Sounders

Getting to the Bottom of Low Frequency Sounders

Certain fire departments are requiring low frequency sounders be installed retroactively due to being more effective at waking “at-risk” individuals.

Read: Proposed NFPA 72 Changes Address Remote Programming, DACT

Proposed NFPA 72 Changes Address Remote Programming, DACT

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews additional proposed changes to NFPA 72. Topics include cybersecurity, supervising station alarm systems and more.

Read: Latest Proposed NFPA 72 Updates Address Definitions, Cybersecurity

Latest Proposed NFPA 72 Updates Address Definitions, Cybersecurity

There are a number of proposed additions to NFPA 72 in regard to area of refuge systems and the notification to responding forces of individuals that may still be within a building.

Read: Examining Recent Advancements in Heat and Smoke Detection

Examining Recent Advancements in Heat and Smoke Detection

Over the years, heat detectors have evolved so that their time of detection is shortened and when used properly, can provide detection in areas that smoke detectors cannot venture into.

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: Johnson Controls Notification Appliances Receive UL Verified Mark

Johnson Controls Notification Appliances Receive UL Verified Mark

The TrueAlert ES self-test feature is said to be the first and only in the fire/life-safety industry to receive the UL Verified Mark.

Read: Predicting How IoT and AI Will Affect the Future of Fire Systems

Predicting How IoT and AI Will Affect the Future of Fire Systems

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary believes in the near future fire systems will lean more toward the use of wireless Internet or intranet as opposed to radio frequencies.

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: Mass Notification: Intelligibility is NOT Optional

Mass Notification: Intelligibility is NOT Optional

NFPA 72 national fire alarm and signaling code lays out guidelines property owners must achieve with voice evacuation and mass notification systems.

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