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#32810 01/03/04 11:21 AM
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I'm looking for an overall reference book or books regarding fire alarms. Everything from system design to installations and applicable codes. What books have you actually used and would recommend?

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#32811 01/07/04 06:22 PM
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I was sure hoping some of you guys that do fire alarms could recommend something. Do any of you have the National Fire Alarm Handbook-NFPA 72?

#32812 01/07/04 08:44 PM
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..I don't do much in the way of fire alarms, but questions on the State Exam were taken from NFPA 72,..'99 edition..it's a good book to own, whether you do fire alarms or not....

AR


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#32813 01/07/04 11:15 PM
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CRW,
Thank you for your post, It made me laugh.
We just discussed leaving the Fire alarm work due to the high overhead costs in doing such work. The books and updates required to do this work are volumes. We have aprox. 200 on the shelf now and need about $1,700 worth of updates. And after that we go to work on our Log books, which require continued updating. Not like electrical work, where you install, get paid and go to the next job.
Once you install a system, you are married to it, for better or worse, all your overhead will double, the day you start Fire system work. You will not find that one book on Fire Systems, most of these systems are built to meet the requirements of each job,
and you can't just build a job as you do with electrical work. And yes NFPA 72 is where you start.


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#32814 01/08/04 08:04 AM
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CRW,
I posed a similar question about 2 years ago, and there were links and books recommended.
I'll try a search.

NFPA 72 is more like the NEC in that it is a standard, and if you are not familiar with the terminology it is of little value.
That is my case. I want to take the NJ exam, but part of the test is based on Fire Alarm Systems. I have no experience with them, and have been holding off on the exam.

Try here...
https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002665.html




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#32815 01/08/04 04:14 PM
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CRW,
We find the best info is free from the Mfg.
Try www.firelite.com and go to FREE TRAINING.
Let me know what you think, after you visit the site.

#32816 01/09/04 11:36 AM
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Thanx guys. I just wrote a longer reply, but the site didn't recognize my user name and when I tried to repost, my message was lost. So I'm pissed and I don't feel like typing it over.


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