By Lisa Nadile
This crowded session proved something I’ve been told about NFPA (and as a result, the WSC&E) — not only is it a healthy organization that is growing, but the range of expertise of its members is wide. If a session designed for people new to fire alarms systems can attract such a big crowd as this one did, then we’ve got plenty of people just starting out in the industry who are turning to NFPA for their education and networking. NFPA isn’t just for people with 30 years experience. It’s also for the newbies looking to build a long and successful career.
The presenter was Tom Parrish of Telgian, Inc. He started with the very basic system elements that comprise the fire alarm and built from there, covering the types of alarms, initiation and notification differences, and some of the terms.