You asked for it, and we have more information about the SFD fire watch requirements for impaired systems. SFD just released SFD Memo #5991 clarifying fire watch requirements.

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ul 268 seattle

A new standard has been established for smoke detection: UL 268. Issued by UL, the company that maintains global safety certifications, this is a regulation that sets a higher standard for smoke detector manufacturers. By complying, makers of the smoke detectors you use in your home or business will be providing earlier detection of dangerous…

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We would like to update you on the new citations for late Systems Testing Reports. Beginning in 2020, SFD will issue citations to business owners who fail to send in their Systems Testing Reports on time. There is more in-depth information on these citations and reporting for fire alarm systems on the Seattle Government website at http://www.seattle.gov/fire/business-services/systems-testing#impairedsystems. Here is some brief information on the topic.

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fire alarm systems in seattle

When a fire system is not in place or functional and evacuating the building is not an option, it’s critical for fire watch protocols to be carried out. The fire watch is a guideline established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), as well as a required ordinance in your city. 

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smoke control systems in seattle

There are just a few more weeks until the Fire Alarm Advisory Board’s Special Session on Smoke Control event; it is important to understand smoke control if you plan to build anything in East King County.  With that in mind, we took the time to ask some questions of our resident smoke control expert, Travis Quaale. 

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A new standard has been established for smoke detection: UL 268. Issued by UL, the company that maintains global safety certifications, this is a regulation that sets a higher standard for smoke detector manufacturers. Here’s what you need to know.

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