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Tom Parrish Presents, “NEC – How Does it Apply to Fire Alarm Systems?” at 2022 Annual AFAA Fire Expo

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Tom Parrish Presents, “NEC - How Does it Apply to Fire Alarm Systems?” at 2022 Annual AFAA Fire ExpoFire protection expert Tom Parrish will present “NEC – How Does it Apply to Fire Alarm Systems?” on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. The presentation is part of the 2022 Annual Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) Fire Expo, which will be held May 3-5, 2022 at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.

“The National Electrical Code (NEC) can be a daunting code to learn and understand. Too many people involved in the fire alarm industry fail to realize that you need to look at more than just Article 760,” explains Parrish. “This session will attempt to de-mystify the NEC and allow attendees to gain an understanding of how it works, and which sections to consult when installing fire alarm systems.”

As a veteran instructor and speaker, Parrish has more than 25 years of experience in fire protection and emergency response and is the retired Fire Marshal for Putnam Township Michigan, as well as Vice President of Telgian Corporation. He serves on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees including NFPA 72 Emergency Communication Systems and NFPA 1221 Emergency Services Communications, among others.

In addition, Parrish is the current Vice President of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) and is a senior instructor for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). His professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Master Electrician.

To learn more about the 2022 Annual Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) Fire Expo or to register, please visit AFAA.

About the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA)

The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) is the only not-for-profit association dedicated exclusively to the fire alarm industry, with a mission to help save lives by empowering the industry through code development, education, advancements in technology, and leveraging research. 

Specifically, the National AFAA’s primary focus includes active participation in the codes and standards making process of both the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In addition, the AFAA develops and presents quality fire alarm training programs for the industry.

About Telgian  

Tom Parrish, TelgianTelgian has been keeping people and facilities safe from fire and other disasters since 1985.

Telgian is trusted around the globe as a single-source solution for life safety, security and fire protection services. Partnering with clients across a wide variety of industries, Telgian provides innovative solutions that reduce exposure to loss from fire and other disasters. Staffed with some of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, Telgian offers C-suite risk management guidance and can take a building project from site evaluation through design, to engineering and construction, as well as perform ongoing inspections and maintenance for the life of a facility. This results in productive, profitable environments that keep facilities of all types safe and compliant.

The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with regional offices across the nation and throughout Latin America. This national and international coverage ensures that stakeholders with multiple locations across diverse areas can be assured of consistency and an exceptional level of safety protection for all of their buildings. Telgian services approximately 50,000 locations annually.

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