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NFPA bundles fire door, damper and door locking training

July 17, 2019SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a training bundle to help facility managers, building owners, engineers, designers and code officials address essential safety and security features in the buildings that they are charged with keeping safe and functional.The Balancing Safety and Security with Fire Doors, Dampers and Door Locking Online Training Series provides an introduction to NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2016),...

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Wayne Alarm's Paul Silva named to NFPA committee

January 20, 2016SSN Staff

LYNN, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association has appointed Paul Silva, customer service manager for Wayne Alarm Systems, as the Central Station Alarm Association's voting member to their NFPA 72 Supervising Station Systems Committee, according to the Lynn Daily Item. This NFPA Supervising Station Committee formulates the necessary codes to formalize regulations and laws by states and countries worldwide to minimize the possibility and hazards of fire and other life safety risks. With...

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Fire services trump alarm industry at NFPA vote

July 16, 2015Spencer Ives

CHICAGO—A recent NFPA vote that may result in restriction for central stations on matters of fire alarm monitoring should serve as a wake-up call to the security industry to be more involved with the National Fire Protection Association, according to Kevin Lehan, executive director of the Illinois Electronic Security Association.At its annual meeting here in Chicago, the NFPA approved motion 72-9, “that reinforced an AHJ's authority to determine who can and who cannot monitor fire alarms,”...

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Fire services trump alarm industry on NFPA vote

July 1, 2015Spencer Ives

On June 25, in Chicago, the NFPA held its annual meeting, but the alarm industry was concerned about two motions on NFPA 72, which would effectively give local municipalities the authority to disallow the use of listed central stations for fire alarm monitoring. Ultimately, motion 72-8 passed with a vote of 142-80, giving municipalities that discretion. Motion 72-9, which would have removed the line referring to central stations completely, was withdrawn after 72-8 passed. Kevin Lehan, executive...

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Monitoring companies called to action at NFPA meeting

June 15, 2015Spencer Ives

CHICAGO—Alarm monitoring organizations, including CSAA and IESA, are rallying the industry to vote on two motions at the NFPA's annual meeting, scheduled to take place June 25.“What's happening in Chicago is that some of these communities are operating their own monitoring centers. This [motion would change the NFPA code and] enable that community to have an effective monopoly on alarm monitoring,” Kevin Lehan, executive director for the Illinois Electronic Security Association...

Alarm Detection Systems, CSAA, Ed Bonifas, EMERgency24, Jay Hauhn, Kevin Lehan, NFPA


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Monitoring companies called to action on NFPA vote

June 3, 2015Spencer Ives

The alarm monitoring industry is taking notice of the NFPA. There are two motions proposed for vote at NFPA's meeting this year that could have a serious impact on the industry. This pair of motions directly refers to the NFPA 72 Nation Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, which, in the current draft of the 2016 edition states that listed central stations can be used for fire alarm monitoring. A group based in northern Illinois opposes this language, and seeks to alter it, giving local municipalities more...

Alarm Detection Systems, CSAA, Ed Bonifas, EMERgency24, Jay Hauhn, Kevin Lehan, NFPA


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New 'bigger picture' vision for NFPA

April 28, 2015Amy Canfield

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association's new vision and mission statement will include pursuing a deeper understanding of stakeholders and how the NFPA can help them do their jobs better, according to president Jim Pauley.It was time for NFPA to “look at the bigger picture” and what its role should be for the future and the new statements reflect that, Pauley told Security Systems News. NFPA is nearly 120 years old, but he said he views it as a “120-year-old...

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NFPA awards 2015 Jensen grant to fire department in Wisconsin

April 21, 2015SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—The National Fire Protection Association has awarded the North Shore Fire Department of Milwaukee its $5,000 2015 Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant. The grant will support the department's “Prevent, Prepare and React” home assessment and smoke alarm installation campaign. North Shore serves seven communities, where a risk assessment showed that the percentage of adults 65 and over was above the national average. Many did not have working smoke alarms in their...

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Solar is hot commodity—but can pose fire risks

August 18, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—As security companies get involved in solar panel installation, they should be aware of potential fire hazards posed by solar panels. The hazards range from the creation of concealed spaces where fires can develop, to barring firefighters' access to roofs because the electrical power the panels generate can't be switched off, according to a recent forum in which The Fire Protection Research Foundation participated.Casey Grant, research director for the foundation, which is based...

GHS Interactive Security, NFPA, physical security, Protection 1, Solar Universe, SSN, Vivint


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Study: Hybrid suppression systems need own standards

July 30, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—A hybrid fire suppression system is a combination water mist and gas suppression system, and because this new technology is a hybrid, there is no one NFPA standard that covers it. Should there be? A recently released study looked to answer that question.The Fire Protection Research Foundation initiated the project, which is titled a “Literature Review on Hybrid Fire Suppression Systems.” The foundation, based here, is an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association.Amanda...

Amanda Kimball, fire suppression, NFPA, physical security, SSN, University of Maryland


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