ELK RIVER, Minn.—Brothers Fire Protection, a complete life safety solutions company, in February announced it had won two big sprinkler jobs totaling more than $1.25 million—one at a student housing complex and one at an Air Force base.
DES PLAINES, Ill.—Just as Illinois fire protection districts are shutting down their fire monitoring programs because of a federal court ruling saying such public entities aren’t authorized to be that business, proposed new state legislation would grant the districts that authority.
PATTERSON, N.J.—Spotty telephone service in this area is a major reason why Luis Rodriguez, a fire alarm specialist and lead technician at High End Electric, recommended a more reliable Honeywell Power IPGSM-4G solution for a café here.
QUINCY, Mass.—The Fire Protection Research Foundation’s annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SupDet) will take place March 4-7 this year and includes sessions useful for installers, such as ones on nuisance alarms and mass notification.
MARKHAM, Ontario—A fire at a retirement home in Quebec on Jan. 23 that killed an estimated 32 residents has spurred renewed calls for the government to mandate the retrofit of sprinklers into existing old age homes.
DES PLAINES, Ill.—The Lemont Fire Protection District is ending its fire alarm monitoring program, citing a recent federal appeals court decision saying public entities can’t monopolize such monitoring.
NEW YORK—The city may mandate emergency communications systems in buildings higher than six stories after a man died in a high-rise fire this month while trying to escape down a smoke-filled stairway instead of remaining safely in his apartment.
MARKHAM, Ontario—New public safety legislation will benefit Ontario residents and the fire alarm industry, according to Steve Clemens, the executive director of the Canadian Fire Alarm Association, based here.
MCMINNVILLE, Tenn.—Security Equipment Co., based here, recently announced the purchase of the assets of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Professional Security Consulting & Design (PSCD), adding several hundred accounts to the company’s eastern Tennessee area.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?