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Sprinklers always a tough sell, company exec says

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01/01/2005

CHICAGO - For 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.

Landmark fire ordinance passes in Chicago

Proposal, stalled for more than one year, to become law after devastating fire in high-rise building
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01/01/2005

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.

City discusses rental license program

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12/01/2004

SUPERIOR, Wis. - The city of Superior is considering a program that would enable officials to inspect apartment buildings for fire violations beyond common areas.

SmartWatch closes first acquisition

The deal is small, but adds key fire accounts and employees to the four-year old company
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12/01/2004

MOUNT DORA, Fla. - SmartWatch Security & Sound completed its first acquisition in September, acquiring the assets of Maitland, Fla.

Sonitrol of Northern Ohio handles installation at fireworks store

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12/01/2004

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.

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2004

NYC implements carbon monoxide detector law

NEW YORK - Starting in November, all multiple and private dwellings, in addition to educational facilities, in the city of New York were required by law to install carbon monoxide detectors.

First Alert has donated 60,000 detectors to the Fire Department of New York Fire Safety Education Fund to help support compliance to the new law.

NFPA 72 update discusses warning systems

At request of the Air Force, NFPA to include mass notification systems recommendations
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11/01/2004

QUINCY, Mass.- As the proposal phase for the 2006 edition of NFPA 72 closes this month, one of the biggest potential changes is the inclusion of recommendations to recognize mass notification systems.

Chicago Building Committee defers high-rise ordinance

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11/01/2004

ORLAND PARK, Ill.- The Chicago Building Committee has postponed a vote for 30 days on an ordinance that would require fire sprinklers in high-rise buildings.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2004

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.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

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?