NFPA Journal evaluates effectiveness of PA systems for emergency communications

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jul 18, 2012

emergency communicationsUnclear on the code-complaint use of a public address (PA) system during emergency situations? NFPA can help.

NFPA Journal columnist Wayne Moore tackles this issue in the latest issue, which outlines code requirements for interfacing a PA system with a building fire alarm system delivering both emergency fire evacuation messages and mass notification messages. Utilizing both NFPA 101,® Life Safety Code®, and NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, is also discussed.

Moore states in his column, "Regardless of the venue size, fire officials now have requirements and guidelines by which to judge the system's effectiveness." Read about these requirements in NFPA Journal.

-Fred Durso, Jr.