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NFPA bundles fire door, damper and door locking training

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07/17/2019

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.

Wayne Alarm’s Paul Silva named to NFPA committee

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01/20/2016

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 It

Fire services trump alarm industry at NFPA vote

NFPA motion 72-8 passes, with implications on central stations
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07/16/2015

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.

Fire services trump alarm industry on NFPA vote

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Monitoring companies called to action at NFPA meeting

Code’s language could create a ‘monopoly,’ shut out professional monitoring companies
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06/15/2015

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.

Monitoring companies called to action on NFPA vote

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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.

New ‘bigger picture’ vision for NFPA

Fire group will unveil new vision at annual conference in June
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04/28/2015

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.

NFPA awards 2015 Jensen grant to fire department in Wisconsin

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04/21/2015

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.

Solar is hot commodity—but can pose fire risks

Security companies branching out into the solar business should be aware of photovoltaic fire hazards
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08/18/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—As security companies get involved in solar panel installation, they should be aware of potential fire hazards posed by solar panels.

Study: Hybrid suppression systems need own standards

Part water mist, part gas suppression systems, the new technology isn’t addressed by current NFPA standards, new research concludes
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07/30/2014

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.

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