Members of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) voted overwhelmingly to approve NFPA 730, "Guide for Premises Security" and NFPA 731, "The Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems" at their World Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada last week. NFPA 731 was approved by a wide margin. These documents must still be approved by the NFPA Standards Council, which will meet on July 25 -27 , 2005 in Boston.
As we communicated in a previous e-mail, some CSAA members have several issues with the NFPA 731 Standard. CSAA representatives will present these changes in a timely manner and request that they be addressed either as NFPA Technical Committee Formal Interpretation, or as a TIA (Tentative Interim Amendment).
It is important to note that the projected closing date for proposals to NFPA is November 7, 2005. Members of the Premises Security Technical Committee have requested that 730/731 go into a two-year cycle for the next edition. It is important that interested parties review 731 NOW, and send in proposals to the CSAA Standards Committee so they can be included in the process. Please e-mail your comments and any suggested proposals to Lou Fiore, Chairman of the CSAA Standards Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be several special presentations/discussions on NFPA 731 at the CSAA 2005 Annual Meeting--during the Saturday, October 22 CSAA Standards Committee meeting and during the Tuesday General Session.
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CSAA Announces Exclusive Contract With USS Missouri Memorial Association For ’05 Meeting
CSAA is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive contract with the USS Missouri Memorial Association for a private party and dinner on-board the historic U.S.S. Missouri. The function will occur during the CSAA 2005 Annual Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina, Island of O’ahu, Hawaii.
On Monday, October 24, attendees at the 2005 Annual Meeting will travel by luxury motor coach to Pearl Harbor for a private tour and dinner followed by a 1940s-style USO show on the deck of the “Mighty-Mo”. The U.S.S. Missouri is the last “battleship-class” ship built in the U.S. and was the site of the historic 1942 signing of the “Instrument of Surrender” which ended World War II.
Watch your July mail for a full-color brochure on the Central Station Alarm Association 2005 Annual Meeting.
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