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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code: Major Changes in the 2013 Edition

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code plays a critical role in meeting society’s changing demands related to fire detection, signaling and emergency communications. The 2013 edition of NFPA 72 includes changes and revisions that reflect the latest industry developments and technological advances related to installation, testing and maintenance. This webinar will provide an overview of the major changes in the 2013 edition of this important document.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The new Chapter 7, which consolidates all documentation rules – including design layout, shop drawings and testing – into one location to make the Code easier to use.
  • The new shared pathway definitions that provide guidance on how life-safety and non-life-safety circuits can co-exist.
  • New requirements for a written plan that clearly establishes the scope of testing for the system. The test plan and results must be documented in the testing records.
  •  A new formula to determine the candela ratings of strobes when mounted in accordance Chapter 18, Notification Appliances.
  •  New requirements in Chapter 21, Emergency Control Functions, regarding Occupant Evacuation Elevators.

Webinar presented by: 

Rodger Reiswig, Director of Industry Relations for Tyco SimplexGrinnell, has over 25 years of experience in the fire protection and life-safety industry. Rodger serves on more than a dozen NFPA technical committees and as a principal member of the NFPA 72 Technical Correlating Committee.  He is also co-chair of the AFAA (Automatic Fire Alarm Association) Codes & Standards Committee and Chair of the NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) Standards Committee.

Tyco SimplexGrinnell