MEBANE, N.C., Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwards, a global leader in emergency communication, mass notification and life safety system (ECS/MNS/LSS) solutions, and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) have joined forces to offer one-day workshops focusing on key fire and security issues and compliance requirements. Ideal for college campus security and fire safety and security professionals who want to stay current on life safety trends, the sessions will kick off at universities in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio the week of Feb. 15. Edwards is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The free workshops will cover topics including:
- Understanding changes to NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
- Mass notification – considerations, solutions and UL 2572, the standard for mass notification systems
- Meeting the new 520hz (low frequency) fire system requirements
- Carbon monoxide (CO) detection in commercial/college campus settings
The workshops will be hosted by a certified fire safety trainer with 30 years of industry experience and participants may be eligible to receive continuing education credit.
"Edwards is very excited about working closely with fire service leaders and bringing this training tour to college campuses around the nation," said Chris Rovenstine, vice president, marketing and sales, Edwards. "Understanding the trends and changes in code is essential for all personnel involved in life safety, especially with today's heightened awareness towards the need for security. This program aims to help keep attendees prepared."
Edwards received the world's first UL2572 Mass Notification System listing for its EST®3 and FireWorks® control systems in 2009.
The first workshops will be held in Texas and Florida:
- Feb. 16: University of Houston in Houston;
- Feb.17: University of Texas – Dallas in Richardson;
- Feb.18: University of Texas - San Antonio in San Antonio;
- March 7: Florida State University in Tallahassee.
The workshops are free for attendees, but seating is limited so registration is required. To register for a workshop and to view the latest schedule, please go to www.firesafetytrends.com.
Founded by the inventor of the first electric bell in 1872, Edwards provides fire-safety and security solutions to more than one million customers around the world. Edwards is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.edwardsfiressafety.com.