It’s been three years since the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA) published the most recent edition of the
wide-ranging standard that spans “the application, installation, location,
performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire
warning equipment and emergency warning equipment, and their components.”
Since then, thousands of volunteers have contributed
ideas and recommendations, the technical committee has debated the changes, and
the final text has been proposed. A vote was held in June of 2018 and the 2019
edition is set to be published in September 2018.
Whether you’re an architect, engineer, contractor, or
building owner/manager, NFPA 72 matters. It will have an impact on how you
design, test, install, and maintain life safety systems in the future.
The 2019 update is a significant one; there are nearly
200 changes in the document, ranging from minor edits of terminology to major
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