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CLASSROOM EDITION©.

WHAT IS THIS "CLASSROOM EDITION" OF NFPA 72?

 

A Classroom Edition is our custom printing of your electronic version of the National Fire Alarm Code sold by NFPA.  It has the following two basic features.

Highlighted Text.  It is printed with custom highlighting of its text to denote key words, numeric values, and other strategic information contained in the standard.  Information needed by those taking an open-book exam (i.e. NICET) or those wishing to have visual aids in locating code references.  

Visual Cues.  The margins have small color icons printed in them to help locate information quickly.  It is these visual cues that make it possible to 'speed read' the text to locate information much more efficiently.   Many tests for fire alarm certification and licensing are timed and the ability to quickly locate information is crucial to success.

 

How to Purchase our Classroom Edition printing service.

Try it out, by taking two side-by-side comparison quizzes.  This will take about ten minutes to complete. The previous 2007 edition is used for this demonstration.

 

WHAT ABOUT THE PRINT QUALITY OF THE CLASSROOM EDITION? 

 

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Our printing comes with color highlighting and color icons in the margins for quick visual reference to specific code sections.

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Our printing is on heavier paper (24 lb.) so the printing on the opposite side is barely noticeable.

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Our paper is a whiter paper (#96-97 US) than that commonly used in offices and is a noticeably brighter white than the actual $89.00 paper version sold by NFPA. You can see and feel the difference.

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All the Chapters are highlighted and have icons applied in the margins.  The Annex/reference material (the non-code section of the book) is not highlighted and no icons are used.

 

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS THE MOST?

 

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Those with "learning disabilities",

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Those with English as a second language,

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Those that learn best using visual cues rather than pure word recognition.

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Any instructor wishing to provide a highlighted version to their students, and thereby allow more of the studentís effort  and attention to be applied to learning/listening rather than highlighting.

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Students worrying about "keeping up" or  "getting lost"  during fire alarm seminars. 

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Anyone, needing all the help they can get, locating specific rules in NFPA 72.

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Anyone taking a NICET Fire Alarm Certification exam or state license test.

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Sales people, designers, installers, inspectors and any one else needing to quickly and more easily locate code rules.

FAQs:

Does NICET allow it to be used during their tests?

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Yes.  They have never not  allowed a highlighted copy of a code or standard to be used.  I have confirmed with the Director of NICET, that highlighted books are permitted in Pearson Vue test centers.  He stated that their primary concern is with answers being marked in the books during the test, which would allow the questions to be identified later at home.

Does NFPA allow printing of the .PDF version of NFPA 72?

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Yes.  Their "License Agreement for PDF Files" allows printing of a personal copy for your own use. 

Can I do an electronic search of NFPA 72 with my .PDF version I buy from NFPA?

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Yes.  You may search text as you would any PDF file.  Also, hyperlinks are provided to the Annex information directly from the code section it pertains to.

Can I do any editing of NFPA 72 with my .PDF version I purchase from NFPA?

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No, you cannot edit any of the text or illustrations.

The visual cues used in our Classroom Edition are the same as used in our Fire Alarm Systems Training software.  Use them together for maximum retention.

 

Some of the icons used for visual cues. Most icons are simple and take only a little time to get used to in order for you to "speed read" NFPA 72.

We feel that the icons we use are intuitive and need very little explanation for this quiz.  (There are actually 50 icons created for the Classroom Edition© to be used used for visual cues.) For example, Primary Power (AC power) =  

 Paperwork icon =   Denotes any requirement for written documentation or required printed information:

 

 

 

 Sometimes the Annex contains the answer you're looking for, but a lot of times it doesn't.  This is the icon used to denote important information in the Annex:       A lot of valuable time is wasted looking for answers in the code when it is actually found in the back half of the book, in the Annex material.  Time is also wasted during a test looking in the Annex only to find no useful information for taking your exam.  This icon often points to the answer's location. 

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Intertek, Factory Mutual, etc. are collectively known as National Recognized Testing Laboratories or "nert-als"  Important UL requirements are found by looking for this icon: 

 

Or you can learn to speed read text.

 

 

A sample page from our specially printed Classroom Edition

 

This is a sample page from our 2007 Classroom edition.  The 2013 version presently used in NICET exams is similar.   Make sure to view page at 100%  actual size.

 

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