Central Stations Face Off Against NFPA On Fire Monitoring

Author: Dan Gelinas, Published on Sep 18, 2018

Central stations are facing off against the NFPA over what they call anti-competitive language in NFPA 72, the standard that covers fire alarms. The central stations say the NFPA is unfairly favoring municipalities but the NFPA contends it is following an established democratic process.

In this note we examine:

  • What Happened
  • Contested Language
  • NFPA Speaks Up To IPVM
  • What Central Stations Say
  • Alleges Eliminating Competition From Private Industry
  • NFPA Rebuts, AHJ Still Needs To Approve
  • The Effect On Central Stations
  • Next - TMA Targeting 2022

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