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Assignment 1: FSE-221 Fire Protection Systems – Detection/Alarm Systems Name: ___ _____ Detection and Alarm Systems Instructions: Provide definitions and the APA citations for the following. Use your text, the Fire Protection Handbook, and NFPA 72 for these definitions. (1 pt. each) Properly cite all references (4 pts). Central Station Fire Alarm Systems- A control station in which fire and safety control and indicator functions are centralized. 301 (2013) Shunt-Type Auxiliary Fire Alarm Systems- An auxiliary system electrically connected to the public emergency alarm reporting system extending a public emergency alarm reporting circuit to interconnect initiating devices within a protected premises, which, when operated, opens the public emergency alarm reporting circuit shunted around the trip coil of the master box or auxiliary box. The master box or auxiliary box is thereupon energized to start transmission without any assistance from a local source of power. (SIG-PRS) 72 (2013) Household Fire Alarm System- A system of devices that uses a fire alarm control unit to produce an alarm signal in the household for the purpose of notifying the occupants of the presence of a fire so that they will evacuate the premises. (SIG-HOU) 72 (2013) Municipal Fire Alarm System- A public emergency alarm reporting system. (SIG-PRS) 72 (2013) Protected Premises Fire Alarm System-A fire alarm system located at the protected premises. (SIGPRO) 72 (2013) Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications- Various emergency communication systems such as fire alarm, mass notification, fire fighter communications, area of refuge communications, elevator communications, or others and that can be served through a single control system or through an interconnection of several control systems. (SIG-ECS) 72 (2013) Auxiliary Fire Alarm System- A protected premises fire alarm system or other emergency system at the protected premises and the system used to connect the protected premises system to a public emergency alarm reporting system for transmitting an alarm to the communications center. (SIG-PRS) 72 (2013) Proprietary Supervising Station Fire Alarm System- An installation of an alarm system that serves contiguous and noncontiguous properties, under one ownership, from a proprietary

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