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Former FDNY commissioner: Mass notification would have helped during 9/11

Tom Von Essen, former FDNY commissioner, now a safety consultant for Honeywell’s Gamewell-FCI division, believes today’s technology could mitigate casualties
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12/11/2013

NORTHFORD, Conn.—It has been more than a decade since two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, changing the lives of Americans forever, and resulting in the deaths of 2,750 people.

FDNY approves network and cell communications for primary fire signaling

DMP products believed to be first to gain the approval, which is expected to result in a speedy, cost-saving choice for end users
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08/22/2012

NEW YORK—For the first time, the City of New York Fire Department has approved the use of cellular and network communicators for primary fire alarm signaling to central stations—and Digital Monitoring Products is said to be the first manufacturer to win the approval for its network and cellular products.

Fire companies in NYC will need certificate to inspect and service

The industry says measure will ensure high standards
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06/20/2012

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—By August, anyone who inspects, tests or services fire alarm systems in New York City must be officially certified to do so by the city’s fire department.

Breaking new ground at the World Trade Center

SSN interviews WTC security director and security consultants on site
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11/04/2010

NEW YORK—Designing and building the security systems and security operation of the World Trade Center complex is a process that involves a staggering number of stakeholders.

 There are government entities, architects, engineers, contractors, and law enforcement—to name a few—and many of them have not worked together before.