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NICET training pays off in Wisconsin

Having the certification helps companies qualify for jobs that increasingly are requiring it, one fire company says
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04/25/2012

WAUNAKEE, Wis.—It pays in this state to have NICET training, according to Carter Rierson, president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, based here.

Global Fire Systems Design Group launched

Oklahoma fire company forms group to meet increasing demand for complex design of fire alarm/mass notification systems
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11/17/2011

OKLAHOMA CITY—Complex new requirements for how fire alarm and mass notification systems are designed, installed and tested, especially for military applications, led Stampsco, a fire and life safety company based here, to create a team of experts specializing in such work.

Gamewell-FCI: Retrofit Kit saves time, money

New kit touted at NFPA show in Boston this week
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06/16/2011

NORTH WINDHAM, Conn.—Fire Alarm Specialty Design says that using Gamewell-FCI’s new IF600 Retrofit Kit to upgrade a fire alarm panel at a nearby school saved the customer money and the company about six hours of labor.

SSN Newspoll results encourage, surprise

Training is important, but some say class attendance is waning
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11/10/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine—It probably comes as as little surprise that folks who do fire installation as part of their business value training. A recent SSN poll showed that they also think going the extra mile with high-level training, like NICET, is also important.
Tom Hammerberg, president and executive director of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association said he found the results encouraging. “It’s good to see there are number of people who feel training is important, because it very much is,” he said.

Stanley enhances its On Fire initiative

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10/27/2010

NAPERVILLE, Ill.—Stanley Convergent Security Solutions this year took its innovative employee fire-training initiative and made it more employee-friendly and cost-effective, company executives told Security Systems News in October.