NFPA 72: Action Needed Now from Alarm Industry

A Message from CSAA Standards Committee Chair Steve Shapiro:

Steve Shapiro

Steve Shapiro

One of the most important challenges facing CSAA members in the near future is the issue of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. In 2015, language favorable to our industry was removed from the 2016 code revision.

Our next chance to affect change in the code is the 2019 revision. That seems a long way away, but in fact, activity is already happening on this revision, and CSAA members need to take action now so that our concerns are heard. The deadline for submitting public input for the 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is June 29, 2016.

Please review the 2016 edition (it is free to read online, though you need to create a profile if you are not an NFPA member) and send feedback as soon as possible to Dr. Shane Clary, chair of the CSAA Public Sector Liaison Committee subcommittee on Fire, at and to me at , with a CC to We will review your suggestions and propose recommendations that members should submit via the NFPA web portal by June 29.

Your action is needed now! Thank you.

Steve Shapiro
Chair, CSAA Standards Committee