On June 11th of this year, NFPA membership voted on the acceptance of the 2010 edition of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®. This edition of the Code not only includes a title change and chapter restructuring but has more significant changes than any of the previous editions.
Probably the most important change to the Code was the addition of a new chapter for Emergency Communications Systems. This chapter includes not only a revised emergency voice/fire alarm communications systems section but also the new Mass Notification Systems (MNS) requirements.
In order to be effective, mass notification must provide real-time information and instructions to people in a building, area, site, or installation using intelligible voice communications along with visible signals, text, and graphics, and possibly including tactile or other communication methods. The purpose of mass notification is to protect life by indicating the existence of an emergency situation and instructing people of the necessary and appropriate response and action.
Mr. Moore will provide an overview of the critical changes and requirements in the new Chapter 24 of NFPA 72-2010 as well as the challenges of MNS design that you need to know to properly design mass notification systems for your clients.
Wayne D. Moore, P.E., CFPS, SET, FSFPE, FNSPE
Mr. Moore, a licensed professional fire protection engineer, is a Principal with the fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm, Hughes Associates, Inc., and is located in the firm’s Warwick, Rhode Island office.
He currently serves as a member, and immediate past chair, of the National Fire and Signaling Alarm Code Technical Correlating Committee. He also serves as Chairman of the NFPA 72-2010 Emergency Communications Systems (ECS) Technical Committee and is the Editor of the 1993 edition and Co-Editor of the 1996 through 2007 editions of the National Fire Alarm Code Handbook ®. In 2009, Mr. Moore was awarded the NFPA Standards Medal.
Schedule: 4:00pm - 5:30pm Board of Directors Meeting – (Members Welcome!) 5:30pm - 6:30pm Registration and Cocktails (Attitude Adjustment) 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dinner and Program
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