Central Stations Face Off Against NFPA On Fire Monitoring

By: 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

******* ******** *** ****** off ******* *** **** over **** **** **** anti-competitive ******** ****** **, *** ************ ****** **** ******. The ******* ******** *** the **** ** ******** favoring ************** *** *** NFPA ******** ** ** following ** *********** ********** process.

** **** **** ** examine:

  • **** ********
  • ********* ********
  • **** ****** ** ** IPVM
  • **** ******* ******** ***
  • ******* *********** *********** **** Private ********
  • **** ******, *** ***** Needs ** *******
  • *** ****** ** ******* Stations
  • **** - *** ********* 2022

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What ********

******* ******** *** ***** ********** *********** (***)****** ** ****** ******** from **** ** **** requires *** ******** ** UL-listed ********** ******* ** monitor **** ******. *** NFPA ******* ** ****** voted *** ******** ******* down. ********** ********* *** there ** *********** ******* for ***** ****** *** NFPA **** *** ********* was ******** *** *** language ** ************** ******.

Contested ********

** ****, **** ******* the ****** **** ******** generically *** '********* *********' to ********** '****** ******* supervising ********' ** ***** in *** ****** ********* below:

*** ****-*********** **** ** the **** **** *** TMA ***** *******.

NFPA ****** ** ** ****

*** **** **** **** the ***** ******* *** democratic *** **** *** code ****** ***** ** it *** ***** ** by *** *********** ********. IPVM ***** **** ******* Roux, ***** ******* *** NFPA **.

*** ******* ** * consensus-based *******. ** ** came *** *** ***** way, ***** ****** ***** have **********. *** ********* is *** ***. **’* been ** ***** *** 6 ***** *** *** is ***** ** ******** practice ***** *** ***. It **** ****’* *** it ******** **** ****... It’s ****** **** **** way, ** **** *** spells ** *** ** folks *** *** ** trouble *** *** ****** the *** ***** *** monitoring.

What ******* ******** **** ** ***

TMA Executive Director & CEO Jay Hauhn

*** *****, ********* ******** *** CEO ** *** **** the ******** ***** ** changing *** ******** *** overwhelmingly ** ***** ** their ********. *** **** was *** ** ***** ******* *** ***-********* ******* during * ***** **** of ***** ********* *** NFPA ********* ******* ** Las ***** ** **** 14.

*******, **** ******** */* of *** ******** **** council's ***** ** **** and, ********* ** *****, the ********* ***** ****** unanimously (** ** *)********** ******** ******.

******** *** **** ********* *** **** ********* Council. ************ ******* ***** ******* the ******.

Alleges *********** *********** **** ******* ********

***'* ***** **** *** real ******* ***** ****** denying ********'* ******* *** to *** ************** ** creating * ****-******* ******** that ********** *********** **** private ********.

*** ***** *** ***** much **** *** ***** over ******* ** *** central ******** **** ******* to ******* **** ****** everywhere, ***** *** **** language **** *** ***** to **** ********** ******** UL-listed ******* ******** **** monitoring **** ******. **** was ********* ****** ** Chicago-area ************** ******* ** their *** ********** *******. They’re ****** ** *** the ******** ** ***** free *** **** ***********.

**** **** ** ****** between ************** ******* ** monitor *** ******* ********* has **** ***** ** for * ***** (*.*.,*** * **** *******).

***** ******** ************ ** ********** *** Innovation****** ********** *** ***** **** so **** ****** **** the **** ******* * municipality ** *** * national **** ** *** a ***** ******* ** competition *** ********* ********** centers.

**** ** ************** ******** input **** *** ***** industry. *** **** ** the **** *****. ** I ** * **** alarm ********* * *** go *** *** **-****** fire ***** *****, ******* or **** * ******* back *** *** * don’t **** ** *** specific ******** **** ** AHJ ******* **'* ****** for *** ******** ***** by **. *** ****** central ******** ** *** different? ** ** ******* all *** ************** *** testing ** ****** ** can ** *** ****. We ****** *** **** to **** *** ********** approvals. *** *****, ****** bigger, ***** ** *** way *** ******** ** written. *** *********** ****** that * ***** **** to *** ******** ********** from ***** *** ** the **? *** *** imagine **** ***** * would **** ** ** through ** *** *** maintain ****+ *******/********?

NFPA ******, *** ***** ***** ** *******

****'* **** **** ******* out **** **** ******, it ** **** **** a **** ***** ********** can ****** *** **-****** smoke ******** ** **** station ** ** *** wants, ******* ***** *** to *** *** ****** specs *** ******** ** a ***** *** ******* it ** *** *** so ** ** *** can ********** ****** ******. ** ** *** the **** *** ********** centers, **** *******.

The ****** ** ******* ********

******* ******** **** **** at ***** **** ******** due ** *** ******** language ** **** ** and *** ** *** supreme ***** ** *** AHJ **** ** ***** to ********* **** ***** design *** **********. **** asked, ***** ******** **** it *** **** ********:

*** ** ****. *** only ********** ******** *** whole ******* ******* ** could *** ******* ***** accounts. ***** *** ******* areas **** **** ************ like "******* ****** ***** the ***** ** ******" or ** "*** ** be ** **** ******* "or **** "******** **** the **** **********."

Next - *** ********* ****

*** ******** ** *** set *** *** **** 3 ***** *** *** is ****** ** ****** this *** *** **** edition, **** **** ****.

*******, ****'* **** ********* the ******* *** ******** the ******** ** *** standards **** ****** *** life-safety *** ******** ******** are *** **** **** after **** *** *** dependable:

****** *** ** ** appeal ** ********* **** reference ** *** *** and ** *** ***** to **** ** ** there. **** *** ** a ***… **** **** to *** ******* ** June ****. ** ****** and **** ** **** back ** *********. *** tech ********* ***** ** wasn’t *********** *** ***** it ****.

******* **** ******* *** situation ******* ** ** seen *** *** ********** companies **** **** ** determine **** *** ** overcome *** ******* *******.

Comments (3)

**** ** ** *** **** ****? *** *****. **’** ***** on **** ** ** *****! 😂 ** *** ****** *** latest ****. **’** ** * ****** ****** **** **** ******* and ** **** ** **** ** *******.

* **** **** ** ****** **** ************ ** ************. * know ** ** *****, **'** *** ** ** **** ******. However, **** ** *** ********* ******** *** **** ** ***** since ** ***** ****. * **** **** ***** **** **** had **** ******** *** ** *** ******** *** *** **** other *********** ******* *** ****. * ******* ** ******* ** where ***'** ******* *** **** *** *** *******.

**** ******* ** ** *** ******* *** *** ***** ***. I ******* *** ******** ***** ** ** *** ******** ** Regional ********** ******* *** ** ** ** ********, ** ****** be ****** ********** ** *** *************.

*** ********** ******* *** ************** *** **** *********** ******** ** monitor ***** *** **** ****** **** **** *** ******** ** the ***. ***** **** *** ****** ***** *** **** ****** wire ****** ** **** ******** ****** *** *******.

** ****, *****'* *** *** ******* ** ****.

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