An informative and unbiased presentation covering key changes to the 2019 edition of the NFPA 72® National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code as well as providing the reasons for the changes and how they will impact public life safety. The discussion will provide an overview of new requirements for smoke detection, carbon monoxide detection, sending signals to supervising stations, Building System Information Unit (BSIU) controlling fire alarm system functions, requirements for class A wireless pathways and several changes relating to elevators.
What are the key changes to NFPA 72 2019 Edition?
What are some significant changes to smoke detection and carbon monoxide detection requirements?
What are the reasons for the changes and how will they impact public life safety?
Larry Rietz is a NICET Level IV-certified Fire Alarm designer with over 23 years of life safety industry experience. After working for a New York-based international engineering firm, and for 14 years with a large Fire Alarm manufacturer and service provider, he has enjoyed the last 6 years with Jensen Hughes in Denver, Colorado. While providing office leadership as the Director of the office, he has designed, analyzed, and commissioned several large emergency communication systems for transportation, entertainment, and higher education campuses and is the Project Manager for the Denver International Airport Public Safety Notification Upgrade and On-Call Life Safety projects. Larry currently serves on the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) Board of Directors as Secretary, on the Technical Committee (Principal) for NFPA 1616 Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering and Reentry, on the Technical Committee (Alternate) for NFPA 72 Chapter 24 (SIG-ECS), and on the Technical Committee (Alternate) for NFPA 101 – Educational and Day Care Occupancies.
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 2:00 pm
Number of CPDs: 1.00
Room: Cliffside B
Track: Inspection and Testing