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FA1 Manual: "Introduction To The Fire Detection & Alarm Industry"

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Public$80.00

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INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRE DETECTION & ALARM INDUSTRY - 2011

This manual, published in 2010 and revised in March 2011, replaced the previously popular "Introduction To Fire Technology - A Reference Manual" (published in 2008). It contains many important topics that were not covered in the earlier manual. This newer manual provides information relating to building design, components and systems that affect, or are affected by, a building's fire safety requirements and fire alarm system.
Specific topics include:
- Fire protection: history, future, challenges and technician training.
- Fire Safety Industry organizations and authorities.
- Applicable codes and standards.
- The nature of fire.
- Fire Protection in building design.
- The extinguishment process and methods.
- Types of fire alarm systems.
- Testing: requirements, procedures and responsibilities.
- Contracts: contents, considerations, responsibilities and liens.