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SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Fire Systems Design wins federal contract

FORT WORTH, Texas - A Notifier distributor has been awarded a contract for the installation of a Notifier AFP-640 fire alarm system network in the Fritz Lanham Federal Building here.

Fire Systems Design will retrofit the fire system to install multiple fire alarm control panels networked together, including voice evacuation and ADA-compliant visual signal annunciators.

The building houses the Greater Southwest Region of the U.S. General Services Administration.
R.I. legislation targets indoor pyrotechnics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Fire safety legislation designed to require more mandatory sprinklers, ban indoor pyrotechnics and increase the oversight of fire inspectors was scheduled to arrive on the govenor’s desk in late June.

The Comprehensive Fire Safety Act of 2003 was approved by the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives by unanimous votes, according to a report in the Providence Journal.

Once the chambers passed each other’s legislation, the bill would be sent to Gov. Don Carcieri for his signature. The legislation adopts the National Fire Protection Association’s codes for new and existing buildings.
Colorado State approves funding for sprinklers

PUEBLO, Colo. - Colorado State University’s Board of Governors in June approved capital construction prioritization of health and life safety projects, including improving the fire sprinkler systems at the school’s veterinary teaching hospital.

According to a report in the Fort Collins Coloradoan, the board approved a Colorado Commission on Higher Education recommendation to spend $3.2 million in fiscal year 2004-2005 to improve the mechanical and fire sprinkler systems at James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.