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Dean's Writings: IMSA Journal

 

Dean's "Fire Alarm Notebook" column extracted from the
bi-monthly IMSA Journal, as published for members by
the International Municipal Signal Association.

 

Click on the title of each article in the list below to read
an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the particular article.

Date Title
2014  
Nov/Dec  
Sep/Oct  
Jul/Aug The Cost of Integrity
May/Jun Avoiding a Food Court Fight
Mar/Apr “Not listed! Eggs in a basket!”
Jan/Feb “Why should we comply with the Code?”
   
2013  
Nov/Dec “I need to test how often?”
Sep/Oct “I Need a Road Map!”
Jul/Aug What Kind of Training and How Much?
May/Jun “Can You Hear Me Now?”
Mar/Apr Update: UL and Survivable Cable
Jan/Feb Surviving the Survivable Cable Crunch
   
2012  
Nov/Dec “No! I’m the AHJ!”
Sep/Oct New Requirements for College Dorms
Jul/Aug Managing the Documentation
May/Jun Avoid Delays!
Mar/Apr Not-So-Dead Air Space
Jan/Feb Choosing the Proper Audio Frequency
   
2011  
Nov/Dec It Worked, But It Wasn’t Right!
Sep/Oct When Detection’s Not Enough
Jul/Aug Carefully Examining Fire Alarm Goals
May/Jun Carefully Planning the Design/Build
Mar/Apr How to Avoid a
“Troubleshoot-out at the O.K. Corral!”
Jan/Feb Fire Pump Supervision - Part 3
   
2010  
Nov/Dec Fire Pump Supervision - Part 2
Sep/Oct Fire Pump Supervision - Part 1
Jul/Aug Accessibility Nightmare
May/Jun Shut Down The Fan: A Reprise
Mar/Apr Automatic Sprinkler System
Valve Tamper Supervision
Jan/Feb Switching to Digital
   
2009  
Nov/Dec What Can We Learn From The Past?
Sep/Oct Another New Code!
Jul/Aug Phone Company or
Phony Company? — Part 2
May/Jun Economic Booster Shot?
Mar/Apr Building to Building
Jan/Feb Interfacing for Fire Safety
   
2008  
Nov/Dec Red Tagged!
Sep/Oct The Most Important Thing
Jul/Aug Mission Possible!
May/Jun What’s The Point?
Mar/Apr Phone Company or Phony Company?
Jan/Feb Wireless Fire Alarm Update
   
2007  
Nov/Dec There’s Nothing New Under The Sun
Sep/Oct Explain Please!
Jul/Aug Help Available Now
May/Jun Notifying the Masses
Mar/Apr You Can’t Do That To An Egg!
Jan/Feb Another New Edition
   
2006  
Nov/Dec Which Code Should I Enforce?
Sep/Oct Workmanlike Manner
Jul/Aug A New Learning Tool
May/Jun Know Where You Need To Go!
Mar/Apr Look! No Wires!
Jan/Feb Its All About Control
   
2005  
Nov/Dec Environmental Considerations
Sep/Oct Engineering Judgment
Jul/Aug Use Specific
May/Jun Hearing Is Believing
Mar/Apr Low Power Radio (Wireless)
Fire Alarm Systems
Jan/Feb Why Not Reduce The Spacing?
   
2004  
Nov/Dec Disability Accessibility
Sep/Oct “Where’s the Beef?”
Jul/Aug Where Should We Send The Signals?
May/Jun When Replacing Control Units, Please Test
Mar/Apr Visible Notification in Corridors
Jan/Feb Highlights of the New
NFPA 72-2002 – Part 6
   
2003  
Nov/Dec Highlights of the New
NFPA 72-2002 – Part 5
Sep/Oct Highlights of the New
NFPA 72-2002 – Part 4
May/Jun Highlights of the New
NFPA 72-2002 – Part 3
Mar/Apr Highlights of the New
NFPA 72-2002 – Part 2
Jan/Feb Highlights of the New
NFPA 72-2002 – Part 1
   
2002  
Nov/Dec What Testing Do I Need To Do? - Part 4
Sep/Oct What Testing Do I Need To Do? - Part 3
Jul/Aug What Testing Do I Need To Do? - Part 2
May/Jun What Testing Do I Need To Do? - Part 1
Mar/Apr Don’t Tell Me What To Do!
Jan/Feb Performance-based
Fire Alarm System Design-7
   
2001  
Nov/Dec Performance-based
Fire Alarm System Design-6
Sep/Oct Performance-based
Fire Alarm System Design-5
Jul/Aug Performance-based
Fire Alarm System Design-4
May/Jun Performance-based
Fire Alarm System Design-3
Mar/Apr Performance-based
Fire Alarm System Design-2
Jan/Feb Performance-based
Fire Alarm System Design-1
   
2000  
Nov/Dec Performance-based
Fire Alarm System Design - Introduction
Sep/Oct Submittals That Smack of Success
Jul/Aug Supervising Automatic Sprinkler Systems
May/Jun I Had A Dream
Mar/Apr What’s All the Fuss About Certification?
Jan/Feb It’s A Wireless World
   
1999  
Nov/Dec Intelligent Intelligibility
Sep/Oct Changes to the New Code
Jul/Aug What Happened to NFPA 73?
May/Jun Loop Start or Ground Start?
Mar/Apr How Long Does It Take
To Fix What’s Broken?
Jan/Feb Verifying Code Compliance
   
1998  
Nov/Dec Achieving Competency—Part 2
Sep/Oct Achieving Competency—Part 1
Jul/Aug Maintaining Circuit Intergrity
May/Jun Which Circuit Should I Choose—Part 2
Mar/Apr Which Circuit Should I Choose—Part 1
Jan/Feb What Happened To The
Circuit Loadings—Part 2
   
1997  
Nov/Dec What Happened To The
Circuit Loadings—Part 1
Sep/Oct The Mysteries Of UL Listing
July/Aug What Kind Of System Is This?
May/Jun Will The Fire Alarm System
Survive During A Fire?
Mar./Apr Connecting AC Power To
A Fire Alarm System
Jan/Feb Reacceptance Testing
   
1996  
Nov/Dec Central Station or Remote Station?
Sep/Oct Helping Users Choose the
Right Systems, Part 5
July/Aug Helping Users Choose the
Right Systems, Part 4
May/Jun Helping Users Choose the
Right Systems, Part 3
Mar/Apr Helping Users Choose the
Right Systems, Part 2
Jan/Feb Helping Users Choose the
Right Systems, Part 1