Those of us in the business of protecting lives and property aren’t big risk takers. Property owners, engineers and contractors know they can get burned – literally – if they approve fire and life safety systems that take unwarranted risks.
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Scott Lacey understands that for a mass notification system (MNS) to work, the stakeholders who know the ins and outs of the facility must be heavily involved in design and risk assessment. Lacey, president of Lacey Fire Protection Engineering in Greenbrier, Arkansas, and founder of Compliance Services and Assessments, a fire protection contractor licensing service, has more than 30 years experience in fire service with about 16 years in code enforcement. He is a committee member on the National Fire Protection Association’s emergency communications system (ECS) committee, a subcommittee of NFPA 72, and has been involved with MNS since 2003.
System Sensor ECS and MNS devices and accessories include all the versatility and benefits of the entire SpectrAlert® Advance line, including a family look, plug-in designs, universal mounting plates with onboard shorting springs, and field-selectable settings. SpectrAlert Advance emergency communications devices can greatly simplify the design, installation, and maintenance of your ECS or MNS, so you can save time and money while meeting NFPA and DoD requirements.
Committed to sharing experience and knowledge in Emergency Communications Systems (ECSs) and Mass Notification, Honeywell Life Safety has launched a new Web site to help you keep up-to-date with evolving codes and standards, best practices, and solutions at www.emergency-communications-systems.com
The Virginia Tech tragedy served as a wake-up call for most U.S. campuses. In August 2008, the government provided support in terms of a new public law: the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2008, an amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965, which is required of schools that receive federal funds.