Understanding Water-Based Fire Protection Systems and their Fire Alarm Devices
Thursday, September 20, 2018 – 1:00 PM EST
Presented by: Terry Victor, Sr.
This presentation is intended for those having a basic level understanding of fire sprinkler and other water-based fire protection systems such as water supplies, fire pumps, tanks, standpipes, foam water, water spray, and water mist systems and how they interface with fire alarm systems. Basic design and installation requirements of fire sprinkler systems will be reviewed so fire alarm contractors have a better understanding of the different types of systems and their purpose. The differences between the various water-based fire protection system devices that interface with a fire alarm system will be explained including the type of response needed for each condition sensed by the device, and the requirements for monitoring and providing notification of different signals from the different systems.
The National Disability Rights Network and the Fire Alarm Industry Update
Thursday October 18, 2018 – 1:00 PM EST
Presented by: Mark Larson
This webinar will provide an overview of the NDRN and their efforts to the affect code development process and the notification provisions of the ADA, now and in the future.
New Smoke Detection flaming and smoldering polyurethane (PU) foam tests as well as new cooking nuisance resistance test
Thursday December 6, 2018 – 1:00 PM EST
Presented by: Dave Newhouse
This presentation will examine the recently adopted requirements for smoke alarms found in ANSI/UL217 (8th edition), and smoke detectors found in ANSI/UL268 (7th edition). Although there are over 250 significant technical changes to these standards, we will be focusing on PU foam and cooking nuisance resistance requirements. Following a brief history of the reasoning behind the changes, we will study the research projects used to determine the criteria for testing them then look into the challenges manufacturers are facing and finish up with a view of the codes and compliance dates.
Understanding the History, Technology, and Enforcement of In-Building Emergency Responder Radio Enhancement Systems
Thursday March 21, 2019 – 1:00 PM EST
Presented by: Rodger Reiswig, Alan Perdue, & Lynn Nielson Moderated by: Richard Roberts
With threats to public safety amplified by recent events, the imporatnce of staying focused on moving the needle forward instituting in-building communication platforms cannot be overstated.
Over the last decade, many U.S. fire jurisdictions have adopted standards for in-building public-safety radio-enhancement systems. These standards are designed to ensure adequate indoor radio coverage for firefighters and other public-safety first responders during emergency response. As locally generated standards arose, jurisdictions gradually abandoned the traditional firefighter building telephone system.
As with any public safety movement involving multiple stakeholders with different concerns and priorities, advocating for a technologically sound, well regulated, affordable, interoperable and widespread system of wireless, in-building communication systems is very complicated to say the least. New codes regarding the future in-building wireless communications for public safety are constantly being introduced, debated, and modified.
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