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School district opts for Balco, Guardian


SEMINOLE, Texas—Plagued with false alarms, surly technnicians and other problems, Seminole Independent School District Board members unanimously decided to dump their current integrator and go with Balco for fire alarm system installation and repairs at its junior high, according to a report in the Seminole Sentinel.

Sprinkler system malfunctions, floods restaurant


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Dioli’s Trattoria, an Italian restaurant here, is expected to be closed until the middle of the month as a result of being flooded by a faulty fire sprinkler, according to an article from the News & Record, a newspaper based in Greensboro, N.C.

Fire destroys home after alarm fails to send signal


VALRICO, Fla.—A family’s home in this Tampa suburb was destroyed by fire in August after an ADT fire alarm did not send a signal to the monitoring center, according to an article from ABC Action News in Tampa.

Faulty fire alarm prompts investigation


HOLLISTON, Mass.—At a restaurant in this suburb west of Boston, a fire alarm was pulled but did not trigger a response from the local fire department, according to an article from The MetroWest Daily News, a newspaper based in Framingham, Mass.

Officials claim owner delayed alarm installation


HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Nassau County fire officials claim that a property owner of Hempstead Village apartments, where a deadly fire claimed two lives last week, was slow in putting in a new automatic fire alarm system, according to an article from

Airport evacuated after alarm malfunction


AUSTIN, Texas—The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a fire alarm malfunctioned, according to an article from the Austin-American Statesman, a newspaper based here.

Pennsylvania town looks to replace old fire alarms


EMMAUS, Pa.—The city council in this Philadelphia suburb wants to do away with its 60-year-old Gamewell fire alarm system, according to a report from the East Penn News.

Hotel evacuates guests due to faulty fire alarms


SCRANTON, Pa.—A Clarion hotel here shut down Tuesday night because of problems with its fire alarm system, according to a report from

False alarm triggers book scare at Library of Congress


WASHINGTON—A fire alarm inside the Library of Congress’ Rare Book Division was triggered Monday, according to multiple reports.

The alarm, though false, still prompted police to evacuate the building and call in a hazardous material truck.