UL Presentation- Fire Alarm Systems compliance methodologies

Please join us Thursday, April 18th, 2019 / 9:30am to 4:30pm at Lake Stevens Fire Conference Center


  • This presentation addresses various requirements, enforcement tools and methodologies found within the framework of adopted 2015 Washington Building & Fire Codes and the 2013 Edition of NFPA 72 to confirm and verify initial and on-going compliance of Fire Alarm Systems. 

Presentation topics

  • Fire Alarm System compliance Methodolgies:
    • overview, Reference and application of Washington Building and Fire Codes and NFPA 72
  • NFPA 72 Chapters 7 & 10:
    • Documentation and Fundamentals
  • NFPA 72 Chapter 14:
    • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
    • Acceptance Testing
  • NFPA 72 Chapter 26:
    • Approved supervising stations and systematic follow up programs of compliance communication methods for supervising station alarm systems. 

Handout and group discussion exercises / question & answer session

-Additional topic(s) for discussion not included above, can be submitted to Todd M. Iaeger @ todd.iaeger@ul.com

*It is recommended that attendees bring NFPA 72-2013 edition to the presentation. 

Date & Time:

Thursday April 18th, 2019 / 9:30am to 4:30pm


Lake Stevens Fire Conference Center

10518 18th St SE

Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Cost: $50.00


*Morning coffe and snacks provided

To register please visit   https://nwciccaprilul.eventbrite.com

or email jlether@monroewa.gov for more information

Instructor Bios

John McMahon

Alarm System Auditor / AHJ Specialist

 John joined UL's Building and Life Safety Technologies Group as an Alarm System Auditor within the Life Safety and Security Division, Fire Alarm Certificate Services program in 2001 after working 23 years in the fire alarm service industry. John completes audits of UL listed Fire Alarm Service Companies throughout the United States as well as provides educational outreach and technical training to the AHJ community primarily on the West Coast. John holds NICET level II Certification and possesses system knowledge, experience and expertise in fire, security, government and central station facilities applications. He is based in Southern California assigned to the UL Facility in Melville, New York. 

Todd M. Iaeger, UL

AHJ Specialist / Alarm System AuditorSince 2016, Todd has worked for UL assigned to the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina facility as an AHJ Specialist / Alarm System Auditor. Prior to his career with UL, Todd served 26 years in Pennsylvania and North Carolina as a police office, firefighter/EMT, Fire Marshal and Deputy Cheif/Fire Marshal. He is an audjunct Instructor at the National Fire Academy as well as the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). Todd has presented training courses nationwide and contributed to publications related to fire and building code enforcement, fire protection systems, code enforcement technology, fire investigation, expert witness testimony and fire investigtaions involving fire protection systems. He holds certifications from the International Code Council (ICC), IAAI and National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). Todd provides experience and expertise within the following disciplines:

  • Fire and Building Plan review
  • Fire and Building inspection
  • Legal Administration of Code
  • Fire Alarm System Audits
  • Fire Investigation
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Public Education / Community Risk Reduction