CHICAGO - ForÃ‚Â Barry Waterman, president of Acme Sprinkler Service Co. based here, fire sprinklers are an important life safety measure that is often overlooked due to the supposed cost of installation and equipment.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Building Committee has approved an ordinance that requires all commercial high-rise buildings to have fully installed sprinkler systems by 2016, with at least one-third of each building updated every four years starting this month. But the measure leaves out any such requirement for residential buildings.
WARREN, Ohio - When it comes to fire safety, nothing tops installing a fire system in a fireworks facility. So when Phantom Fireworks needed a system that was as brilliant as a grand finale, they called Sonitrol of Northern Ohio.
TVA to increase national headcount by 15 percent
SAN DIEGO- In an effort to keep pace with customer demand, TVA Fire & Life Safety announced plans to increase its national headcount by more than 15 percent.
The fire protection engineering firm is looking to fill positions in alarm design, consulting, loss control and sprinkler design at its offices in Atlanta, Detroit, San Diego and Seattle.
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?