Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, August 1, 2003

Sprinklers proposed for homes

MONTGOMERY, Md. - Council members here in late July submitted legislation that would require built-in fire sprinkler systems in all new residential structures in the county. The measure, which would also include single-family homes, would be the largest locality to adopt such requirements, according to a report in the Washington Post.

The bill, drafted by Phil Andrews, D-Gaithersburg, would also encourage the retrofitting of existing dwellings with a county property tax credit that could pay up to the full cost, according to the paper.

Builders in the county have voiced their opposition to the plan, calling the measure too expensive.
Fire alarm firm announces stock split

SYOSSETT, N.Y. - Synergx Systems Inc. said in mid-July that its board had approved a 2-for-1 stock split that will take the form of a dividend that was to be issued on July 25. Company officials said that the move was intended to enhance liquidity inasmuch as it would double the number of shares floated publicly to 1.7 million shares.

Synergx makes and services data communication products that are used in the fire alarm, security and life safety industry.
Residential fire sprinkler TV segment to air

FRANKFORT, Ill. - A segment on residential fire sprinklers, how they work and how sprinklers are being installed in homes, aired on Home & Garden Television on July 20 and 21, according to the American Fire Sprinkler Association.

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition provided footage for the segment, along with background information. George Warren, deputy fire marshal of the Emeryville Fire Department in Emeryville, Calif. was also interviewed.