NFPA Journal examines the integration of cost cutting and code compliance in health care occupancies

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jan 20, 2012

NFPA 72 As columnist Wayne D. Moore explains in the January/February issue of NFPA Journal®, the cost of installing a fire alarm system may take a backseat to the operational needs and long-term maintenance costs of a system. Fortunately, NFPA codes and standards offer ways of maintaining an alarm system without breaking the bank.

Says Moore, "While it may seem difficult, health care facility  directors must stay abreast of the technical improvements to fire alarm  system products, as well as changes to the life safety, building, and  fire codes, and to NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®.  Managers should work closely with system designers to ensure the fire  alarm system designs consider their operational needs before seeking  installation bids. A proper design can meet these operational needs and  reduce long-term maintenance costs."

Read Moore's complete column in the latest issue of NFPA Journal.

-Fred Durso, Jr.