During the NFPA meeting in Minneapolis, a vote will be taken on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 to accept NFPA 72. Contained within NFPA 72 is “Proposal 381”, the essence of which is explained below.
What is “Proposal 381”?
Proposal 381 is simply a part of NFPA 72. The Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems Technical Committee made two important changes to "REMOTE STATION" fire alarm systems this cycle: Methods of Monitoring and Third-Party Oversight. No significant changes were made to either "Central Station Service" or "Proprietary Station" fire alarm systems.
It is important to understand that this is not Central Station Service! There is no requirement for runner service, nor does the monitoring station itself need to be listed. There needs to be a listed company (or governmentally-approved company) involved in the fire alarm system, but this company can be the service company which would provide a testing and inspection contract.
We would like to ask you to vote to accept NFPA 72 (with Proposal 381 included). In addition, if there is a motion to return “Proposal 381” to Committee, we need your support to defeat such a motion.
It is anticipated that the vote will be taken on the afternoon of the 22nd, however, we would like to suggest that you be present in the morning in case it comes up earlier.
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Friday, April 19 is the deadline to submit proposals to be a speaker at the CSAA 2002 Annual Meeting in Cancun, Mexico. You can submit your proposal on-line at http://www.csaaintl.org/namtse/PresSub.html.
Send your proposal as soon as possible to improve your chances of being selected as a speaker.