Gamewell-FCI Hosts Free Mass Notification Seminars

Gamewell-FCI, a Honeywell company, has expanded its series of free educational seminars, covering the latest codes and government recommendations surrounding mass notification systems. All presentations and take-home materials are geared toward the needs of today’s architects, engineers, end users, AHJs (authorities having jurisdiction) and government personnel. Tangible MNS solutions demonstrated to be both reliable and cost-effective will be discussed at the conclusion of this half-day forum. All attendees will receive CPD credits.

Large-scale properties, including corporate, healthcare and educational campuses, military bases and industrial facilities are among the nation’s most prevalent MNS applications.

Military MNS installations are governed by the Department of Defense’s UFC (Unified Facilities Criteria) document 4-021-01, dictating a combined MNS and fire alarm/voice evacuation system to be “the simplest and most economical approach.”

Many of the same UFC specifications are expected to be incorporated into the 2010 edition of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code, under the chapter heading “Emergency Communications Systems.” This new chapter will comprise code requirements for MNS installations in the private sector.

In accordance with UFC specifications, Gamewell-FCI has produced a line of fire alarm/MNS combination systems ideal for both new construction and renovation applications. With the E3 Series Expandable Emergency Evacuation system from Gamewell-FCI as the foundation of an MNS, facilities can scale and grow the system to any size. The E3 Series’ distributed network makes for a more durable or “survivable” system, while a single unshielded twisted pair of wires is capable of integrating virtually every facet of an MNS economically.

For more information on Gamewell-FCI’s mass notification seminars and MNS solutions, visit http://www.gamewell-fci.com.

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