Sleeping Area Audible Notification Requirements

Sleeping Area Audible Notification Requirements

Audible notification requirements in sleeping areas were changed in the 2013 edition of NFPA 72. The 2010 edition first stated that as of January 1, 2014, audible notification appliances in sleeping area would be required to produce a 520 Hz tone. Most fire alarm...
Code Question – Strobe Requirements

Code Question – Strobe Requirements

Code Question — My AHJ wants me to put a strobe in an office area with two desks. Is this a requirement of the IBC or NFPA 72? The IBC (International Building Code), determines the fire alarm requirements for a building. Based on the building classification (Use...
The Three W’s of Fire Alarm

The Three W’s of Fire Alarm

The fire alarm industry is a code driven industry. We design, install, and inspect & test fire alarm systems by the codes used in our industry, based on the specific editions adopted by our AHJ. Performance to these codes is a mandatory requirement. Meeting the...
Code Question – Initiating Device Requirements

Code Question – Initiating Device Requirements

Code Question – I am designing a fire alarm system. Do I use the IBC or NFPA 72 for initiating device requirements? The IBC (International Building Code), determines the fire alarm requirements for a building. Based on the building classification (Use Group), Section...
Code Changes – NFPA 72, IBC, and NFPA 101

Code Changes – NFPA 72, IBC, and NFPA 101

If you are a NICET test taker, your focus is on specific editions of the codes that are used in the exam. NICET currently tests on: NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016 Edition IBC – International Building Code, 2015 Edition NFPA 101 – Life Safety...
NICET A to Z

NICET A to Z

Who Is NICET? NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) is a part of the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) that provides a path to certification for engineering technicians working engineering technology areas. NICET...