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‘Diversified’ Entec Systems does it all

The Georgia fire company’s customers include prisons, indoor trampoline parks and a six-story indoor golf venue
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08/26/2014

SUWANEE, Ga.— Entec Systems, based here, provides fire and life safety protection to a wide range of customers, but a lot of its work recently has been coming from two verticals, one of them new.

Donated fire system plays critical role in fire tech training

Silent Knight and Delaware life safety company team up to ensure technical college has latest real-world fire equipment
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08/25/2014

DOVER, Del.—The recent donation of a Farenhyt fire alarm and ECS system and the free installation that local company Advantech provided to Delaware Technical Community College’s Fire Protection Engineering Technology program benefits not only the college but also the industry, according to Advantech.

Solar is hot commodity—but can pose fire risks

Security companies branching out into the solar business should be aware of photovoltaic fire hazards
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08/18/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—As security companies get involved in solar panel installation, they should be aware of potential fire hazards posed by solar panels.

Emergency Response Systems makes backyard buy

The California company adds a new vertical to its mix when it acquires some new monitoring and servicing accounts
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08/13/2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—In a move expected to enhance both companies, Emergency Response Systems, based here, has acquired the monitoring and servicing accounts of Corona, Calif.-based FSS ALARMS.

Study: Hybrid suppression systems need own standards

Part water mist, part gas suppression systems, the new technology isn’t addressed by current NFPA standards, new research concludes
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07/30/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—A hybrid fire suppression system is a combination water mist and gas suppression system, and because this new technology is a hybrid, there is no one NFPA standard that covers it. Should there be? A recently released study looked to answer that question.

Fight to require home sprinklers ongoing in Massachusetts

Lawmakers just killed a bill to let municipalities require sprinklers in new homes, but more bills expected in 2015
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07/22/2014

HOLYOKE, Mass.—A fatal rooming house fire 30 years ago on July 4 led the Massachusetts Legislature to quickly pass legislation allowing local communities in the Commonwealth to require sprinklers in boarding houses. But today’s lawmakers recently killed a similar bill that would have let communities require sprinklers in new homes.

NYC accepts video image smoke detection

The city is updating its building code, so the detection method now can be used; it’s ideal for high-rise mechanical rooms
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07/16/2014

SPARKS, Md.—Video image smoke detection is now accepted under the New York City Building Code, opening a large new market for such detection systems.

New NFPA leader 'not a stranger' to organization

Jim Pauley, NFPA’s new president, has long history with group as member, volunteer, technical committee member
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07/11/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—Jim Pauley became the new president of the National Fire Protection Association on July 1, but he’s already familiar to many at the organization.

Honeywell forms pure-play fire unit

Fire Systems, System Sensor now part of Honeywell Fire Safety, which will have sharper fire focus and more R&D
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07/09/2014

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Honeywell’s Fire Systems and System Sensor businesses are now part of a pure-play fire unit called Honeywell Fire Safety, in a move expected to enhance research and development.

Fire device performance rates part of benchmark report

Information such as what device types provide the most revenue for the least amount of labor will be part of BuildingReports' benchmark report
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06/25/2014

SUWANEE, Ga.— Fire and life safety device performance rates for commercial facility inspections will be part of a benchmark report scheduled to be released later this summer or early fall by BuildingReports, an inspection reporting services company.

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