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NEMA Revises Training Manual on Fire Alarm Systems, NEMA SB 2-2016

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​Updates reflect current technology in emergency communications systems

ROSSLYN, Va.—NEMA SB 2 provides technical information on basic fire alarm systems in common usage. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) revised NEMA SB 2-2016 Training Manual on Fire Alarm Systems to provide text material suitable for training persons in the proper physical installation of fire alarm signaling systems. This manual covers terminology, basic theory of operation, installation details, system startup techniques, and general maintenance.

NEMA SB 2 has been updated to reflect current fire alarm and detection technology including mass notification/emergency communications systems. It has been updated to include requirements from NFPA 72-2013.

NEMA SB 2-2016 is available in hard copy for $29 or as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.

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