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B Safe acquires Dunlap Electronic Security


WILMINGTON, Del.—B Safe, a regional provider of security and fire alarms, has acquired Dunlap Electronic Security of Red Bank, N.J.

The purchase of Dunlap furthers B Safe’s growth plan, Philip Gardner, B Safe president, said in a prepared statement.

Facebook funds fire alarms in schools


MENLO PARK, Calif.—Social media giant Facebook donated $20,000 on Friday to a nonprofit here that facilitates the installation of monitored fire alarms in schools, a move founders hope will inspire others to match the company’s contribution, according to an article from

Michigan school district employs human fire monitors


PONTIAC, Mich.—After alarms failed during a recent fire drill, Pontiac High School employed a human monitor to be on the alert for fire danger, according to a report from The Oakland Press, a newspaper based here.

False alarms account for 10 percent of Connecticut town's calls


RIDGEFIELD, Conn.—False alarms make up more than 10 percent of the Ridgefield Fire Department’s call volume, according to a report from the Ridgefield Press, a newspaper located here.

Still, firefighters have to treat the false alarms like they’re real.