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Building Codes Determine Type of Door Hardware Installed

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Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Plays Crucial Role in Fire Alarm Upgrades

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Fire Code Provisions Directed At Building Occupants

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NFPA, OSHA Standards Changes for Arc Flash Addressed

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OSHA Standards Cover Electrical Hazards in Many Facilities

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Difference Between Hazard and Risk Addressed in NFPA 70E

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SIDEBAR: NFPA 70E — Spotlight on Protection

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Doors and Door Hardware Can Be The Difference Between Life and Death in an Emergency

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Safety vs. Security: Biggest Issue in Choosing the Right Opening

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Better Guidance and Coordination Needed Among Stakeholders in Active Shooter Incidents

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Corrections Issued to Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems Code

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How Mass Notification Systems Are Used and Their Various Forms

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NFPA 72, Risk Analysis Also Important with Mass Notification Systems

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Tips on Mass Notification ‘Designers,’ Limitations, and Testing

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Kobar Tower Attack Prompted Development of Mass Notification Systems

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Combining Fire/Life Safety, Emergency Communication Systems for Mass Notification

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Dave Lubach: Rethinking the Commitment to Regulatory Compliance Issues

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Latest NEC Now Effective in 12 States

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Fire Code Changes Informed By Outside Factors

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Fire Code Clarifications NFPA 72

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Testing New Fire Alarm Systems Can Reveal Serious Problems

Building Operating Management
Nine Reasons Building Owners Should Have New Fire Alarm Systems Tested

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The Search for Fire (Safety): Inspections and NFPA 25

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Coordinated Fire System Testing Offers Savings

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Custom Design For Emergency Communication Systems

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Code Guidelines on Mass Notification Available, Not Required

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Fire Alarm Systems Requirements For Use In Emergency Communications

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Sprinkler Maintenance: Important Part of Fire Prevention

Building Operating Management
How NFPA 72 Defines Mass Notification

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NFPA 72 Requirements For Mass Notification

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NFPA 72 Does Not Require Emergency Communication System, But Provides Guidelines

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What You Need For A Mass Notification System

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Data Center HVAC Practices Can Pose Challenges to Fire Detection

Building Operating Management
Distributed Antenna System Helps Ensure Good Wireless Signal

Building Operating Management
How To Choose The Right Distributed Antenna System Setup

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Fire-rated Door Preventive Maintenance Ensures Function

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Elevator Evacuation Closer to Practical Application

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Key Steps to Planning Mass Notification System

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Knowing Facility's Risks Offers Big Rewards When Planning Mass Notification System

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Mass Notification System Requires More Flexibility Than Fire Alarm

Building Operating Management
Mass Notification Systems Offer Multiple Messaging Methods

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Opening the Door To Fire Safety

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Fire Safety: Signs of Trouble

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Fire Safety: Focus on Roles

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Health Care Fire Sprinkler Code Considerations

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New NFPA Standard to Prevent Gas Pipe Fires and Explosions

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Door Hardware: Managers Must Consider Codes and Standards

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Infrared Imaging: Invest in Safety, Training

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Door Hardware: ADA, NFPA Affect Product Specification

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National Fire Statistics

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Fire Safety Education

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Dorm Fire Safety Tips

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Managers Discuss Priorities for Codes, Standards, Regulations

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Total Cost of Fire Up

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Testing the Fire Safety System

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Protecting Against Electrical Hazards

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Maintenance Requirements for Uninterruptible Power Supplies

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Fire Safety: Test Systems to Comply with NFPA 72

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Fire Safety: Keys to Successful Inspection and Testing Procedures

Building Operating Management
Sprinkler Maintenance Guidelines: Start with NFPA 25

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Fire Systems: Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Ensure Compliance

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Fire Systems: What Does a Maintenance Program Include?

Building Operating Management
NFPA-72-2010 Dedicated to Mass Notification Systems

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Keys to Managing Flammable Materials

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When Do You Use Fire-Rated or Non-Fire-Rated Door Hardware?

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Large-loss Fires Swell in 2007, Report Finds

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ICC, NFPA Add Code Provisions For Evacuation Elevators

Building Operating Management
ICC And NFPA Approve Code Changes for High-Rise Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hazardous Materials: Focus on Flammables

Building Operating Management
Test Srinkler Pressure Gauges

Building Operating Management
Codes and Standards: Understanding NFPA 13

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Adhere to NFPA Requirements During UPS Testing

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Hot Issue: Maintaining Fire-Rated Doors

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Report Explores Use of CO Detectors

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NFPA Revises National Electrical Code

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NFPA Publishes New Disaster and Emergency Management Standard

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Maryland Adopts New NFPA Codes

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Learning Lessons in Fire Safety