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21 February 2014
Vision 20/20 Releases Study on Smoke Alarm Issues in the United States

Vision 20/20 Releases Study on Smoke Alarm Issues in the United States

Vision 20/20 (www.strategicfire.org) is releasing an in-depth analysis of smoke alarm and related research focusing on why smoke alarms may not be in as widespread use as previously thought.  Using an extensive literature review and data gathered during a number of Vision 20/20 Assistance to Firefighter Grant funded Community Risk Reduction projects, the study, The Smoke Alarm Problem, sheds light on the problems the fire safety community faces in getting people to install and maintain enough smoke alarms to properly protect their families...
09 February 2014

Washington Fire Marshals and Building Officials Directory

The file below is an attempt to establish a directory of all Fire Marshals, Building Officials, Inspectors, permit technician, and other position that may be involved in the building and fire code process.  The list was put together by the State Fire Marshal’s Licensing Section with the assistance of a number of jurisdictions.  We apologize if anyone is left off or if any of the information is incorrect. If you have a correction, addition, or deletion please forward it to the State Fire Marshal’s Office at firesprinkler@wsp.wa.gov. They will attempt to keep the list current.  The file is set up for printing the directory which is 13 pages. 
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Upcoming Events

Seismic Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems

As a life safety system, fire sprinkler systems need to remain operational following an earth-quake event. NFPA 13 has guidelines in place to seismically protect the piping system. The rules provide both flexibility and rigidity so that the system can move with the building struc-ture it is protecting against fire.
Learn when seismic protection is needed for a building. In addition, the components used to protect against earthquake motion and the necessary calculations will be reviewed.

Oct. 13, 2015
Vancouver Fire Department, Station 7

For more info and to register, log onto www.nfsa.org and click on “Seminar Calendar”

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