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Addressable Fire Alarm PART 1 - Problem, Parties, and NFPA Codes

Walter W. Henry, PE, LEED A.P., BD&C

This presentation focuses upon "protected premises (local) Fire Alarm systems of the "addressable" type.

  • "Problem" briefly discusses fire itself.
  • "Parties" talks about the persons and organizations involved with procuring a Fire Alarm System.
  • "NFPA Codes" gleans through the NFPA code list, excerpts title names affecting fire alarm, and summarizes the title's purpose.

  • NFPA 70, NFPA 72, and NFPA 101 gain particular attention.

    Purpose: This work is for education, not commands, not "instructions". It remains your authority and discretion regarding your decisions and application.

    Using this work: This work lets you know some codes are there, for your study, for your work. This work's comments are not the official position of the respective code organization. Do not rely upon this work as a code substitution or a code organization formal interpretation.

    Note to Engineers and NICET technicians: This work excludes detailed techniques that belong to designers. This work excludes methods and details of installation that belong to the fire alarm technician. This course does include some "tips" from this Engineer's experience.

    Original: This work is an original work by this Author, not a repeat of documents by others.

    There's no math calculation. Course contains chest-deep information. The test is about ankle-deep to indicate study of the presentation.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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