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NFPA 72 Overview, Chapter 18: Notification Appliances

Notification appliances are the devices that let building occupants know about the existence of a fire and how to properly respond to it. Mostly, this means giving evacuation instructions.

Andrew Erickson
March 26, 2023

Fire Alarm Monitoring System Purchasing Guide

Whether you're looking for a complete fire alarm system installation or want to switch to a new monitoring service, finding the best fit for your business is an important decision. Fortunately, there are plenty of options out there.

Andrew Erickson
March 25, 2023

What is a Monitor Module for Fire Alarm Systems?

Monitor modules are essential components of an addressable fire alarm system. They allow non-addressable devices, like sprinkler flow switches or loops of standard heat detectors, to be monitored and connected with the main fire alarm control panel (F A C P).

Andrew Erickson
March 19, 2023

Who are the Best Fire Alarm Inspection Companies?

When it comes to inspecting, maintaining, and servicing fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems, you want the best. You want a company that provides quality inspection services, NICET-certified technicians, reliable monitoring services - all for your peace of mind.

Andrew Erickson
March 18, 2023

NFPA 72 Monitoring Requirements

In my work at Digitize (a manufacturer of fire alarm monitoring systems), NFPA 72 is something that I deal with constantly. I'm happy to share basic tutorial information with you as you work on your own project.

Andrew Erickson
March 12, 2023

F A C P (Fire Alarm Control Panel) Tutorial

Any Fire Alarm Control Panel (F A C P or, more commonly, "FACP" without spaces or just "fire panel" for short) is designed to monitor and control the various components of a fire alarm system. Learn basics, including related equipment, how to monitor, and what you should pay.

Andrew Erickson
March 11, 2023

NPFA 72 Initiating Devices (Chapter 17) Overview

Today, we're again looking at the NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Chapter 17 of this document covers "initating devices".

Andrew Erickson
March 5, 2023

Overview of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code

These safety codes help save lives. Have you taken a look at the NFPA 101: Life Safety Code? Here I'm going to go over a few important parts of the code.

Chris Buchanan
March 1, 2023

Fire Panels Are Important Because They Protect Lives and Are Required by Law

Fire panels are a key component of any fire safety system and are required by law in many locations. Fire panels, also known as FACP (fire alarm control panel), monitor devices connected to the fire safety system, such as smoke detectors, heat detectors, or manual call points.

Andrew Erickson
February 25, 2023

What is the Best Fire Extinguisher You Can Buy?

Different types of fires require different kinds of extinguishers, so it’s important to know which one is best for you. We'll look at 5 top manufacturers and discuss purchase criteria.

Andrew Erickson
February 24, 2023

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