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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Why Did NFPA 72 2010 Change Its Name

A lot of people always ask why the new 2010 edition of NFPA 72 changed its name from "The National Fire Code" to "National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code".  The answer is simple.  The new 2010 edition of NFPA 72 now covers a multitude of items in addition to fire alarms.  With the introduction of mass notification systems along with other means of notification and detection, the name had to change.

Some of the additional systems that NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code now covers are as follows:

  • Combination Systems
  • Video Imaging Detection
  • Carbon Monoxide Detection
  • Supervisory Service of Sprinkler Control Valves
  • Water Level Supervisory
  • Water Temperature Supervisory
  • Room Temperature Supervisory
  • Fire Extinguisher Monitoring
Click here to see some secrets of the new NFPA 72 2010 edition that may help you better understand its new layout.