Voltage Talk Forum Home Page Voltage Talk Forum Home Page    National Low Voltage Contractors Association Home Page
Go Back   VoltageTalk.com > Government > Fire Marshals
Search Voltage Talk          
Forgot Login Information    Problem Logging In?


Register Here Search Recent Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-04-2009 - Potential Death Trap - Fire Marshals - Voltage Talk forum
Fast_Eddie Fast_Eddie is offline
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: So. Fla
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Fast_Eddie is on a distinguished road
Question Potential Death Trap

I was wondering if anyone has heard/knows anything about these alarm systems which have two way communications with the monitoring station.

A few weeks ago we had a fire in a residence which spread very fast from the garage into the attic and when the F/D arrived on scene one person could not be accounted for, so the F/D initiated a search of the burning house.
Here is what happened; The F/D goes into thick black smoke (no visibility) trying to find any victims. As they enter they hear someone, "Hello, Hello, and try to locate the voice. Well they found the source and it was the monitoring company speaking Thru the keypad/controller. I was told by the F/D that they thought someone was in need of help, naturally under the circumstances so would I. They had put themselves into a dangerous situation and this incident made it worse! Apparently the monitoring company never identified themselves.

Is there any codes in effect to prevent this from happening or do the monitoring companies have a protocol for this scenario?
Is this not really a problem, just an isolated case?

Feel free to comment!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2014 - Potential Death Trap - Fire Marshals - Voltage Talk forum
faarisuman faarisuman is offline
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
faarisuman is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Potential Death Trap

It's all fine per NFPA 72 but remember that NFPA 72 is more of an installation manual for fire alarm systems than anything else. To determine where and when certain protection devices are required, you need to look at your local or state fire or building code.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

The time now is 02:52 PM.