Decoding Codes and Standards - In this episode Rodger and his guest, Ken
Isman, Clinical Professor of Fire Protection at the University of Maryland
explore how codes and standards are defined, how they are related, and how they
work together to keep people and facilities safe.
video recaps the history of Simplex and the major milestones in our heritage.
a Fire Protection Engineer?
In this episode Rodger and his guest, James A. Milke, P.E., professor and chair of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland discuss the role of a Fire Protection Engineer.
to NICET - In this episode Rodger and his guest, Chip Hollis, Senior Director,
Credentials and Administration at NICET discuss what NICET certification
offers, what it means, how you can earn it and more.
Managing life safety systems can be challenging for a facilities manager – particularly if you’re managing more than one building in a campus, city-wide or regional environment. This white paper explores tools and technology available to simplify system management and improve both safety and efficiency.
Detection, Responses and Rules - In this episode Rodger and his guest, Chief
Art Black from Carmel Fire Protection will discuss CO. What is it?
Why is it so dangerous? And how have the codes governing CO evolved?
Milwaukee — (May 20, 2021) — Johnson Controls, the global leader for
smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announces the release of the new
TrueSite Workstation (TSW) Building System Information Unit (BSIU). This unit
allows for easier control of facility fire and life safety networks from a
single location while improving site safety and reactivity.
What is an Emergency Radio Responder Communication System and why it is such a critical building system?
Find out answers to this question and more in the latest episode of Industry Roundtable with Rodger Reiswig. In this episode, Rodger is joined by Bill Dow from Westell.
Simplex Product Catalog is now available.
72’s BSIU: What is it and how it will impact us?
Rodger Reiswig and his guest Paul Nelson, Product Manager for Integrated
Solutions at Johnson Controls discuss the BSIU and what changes were made in
the 2019 Edition of NFPA 72?
See how Simplex systems - and the high-speed ES Net Life
Safety Network - met stringent customer requirements and were
selected to help safeguard a large new facility with
recreational, commercial and residential spaces.
UL 268 7th Edition Update
Rodger Reiswig and guest Peter Ryan, Senior Commercialization Manager at Johnson Controls, discuss the 7th Edition of the UL 268 standard for fire detection sensors and its impact on system design, building owners, and equipment manufacturers. .
Performance-based design of fire and
life safety systems
Rodger Reiswig and guest Chris Jelenewicz,
technical director at the Society of Fire Prevention Engineers (SFPE), discuss
the growing trend of performance-based design and the implications for existing
fire and life safety codes.
TrueAlarm advanced smoke sensors meet UL 268 7th edition
testing requirements coming in June 2021.
Simplex ES Net can help create safe, cost-effective solutions
Johnson Controls announces it is
partnering with Westell Technologies, Inc. to provide customers with
mission-critical, in-building public safety communications for emergency
responders. The partnership expands the Johnson Controls life safety product
offerings to include network infrastructure and hardware that gives police,
fire and EMT radio signals inside buildings for better public safety
communications to help save property and lives.
comforting when your facilities are safeguarded
by a world-class fire protection system
– but don’t get too comfortable. For
your system to function at its best – and
for you to avoid potentially significant restoration
or compliance issues – it’s vital to
keep your fire protection system on a regular
schedule of inspection, testing and maintenance.
has been awarded the Product of the Year in Fire Detection
category for its nominated innovative and industry leading features such as TrueAlert ES notification
appliances and ES
Net IP-based fire and life safety communication network.
Controls addressable fire alarm notification appliances are
the first in the fire protection industry to receive the UL Verified Mark for
their innovative self-test function.
UL listing process for fire and life safety products
Rodger Reiswig talks UL certification of
fire and life safety products with guest
Neil Lakomiak, UL’s director of business
development and innovation.
Risk Analysis and Mass Notification Systems
Rodger Reiswig talks risk analysis in the context of mass notification systems with guest Wayne Moore, vice president of Jensen Hughes fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm.
Expanded network capacity and multi-loop, multi-topology architecture
provides scalability and resiliency with support for supplemental traffic
Smoke Control Design
Rodger Reiswig delves into smoke control
with guest James A. Milke, P.E., professor and chair of the Department of Fire
Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland
Simplex Fire Detection Portuguese Training Academy
Academia de Detección de Fuego Simplex/Autocall!
Simplex Fire Detection Training Academy
According to recent testing, multisensor
detection has the potential to reduce the number of false alarms by up to
nearly 40%. Find out more about the benefits of multisensor technology.
Warren Olsen, VP of Fire Safety Consultants,
Inc. provides helpful advice for system designers.
This white paper discusses 5 reasons why it is
important to have an emergency communications system in your facility.
Contact Information for Learning & Development
The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is on its way. Are you ready for it?
Buildings Magazine’s August 13th article
features Johnson Controls’ VP of Industry Relations, Rodger Reiswig.
Simplex ES Net IP-Based Life Safety Network adds speed and resilience to
fire detection and life safety systems.
IP technology provides faster data rates and a wide range of wiring media choices for easier installation, operation and maintenance.
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Reiswig will also assume presidency of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) in June.