WHEELING, Ill. - A debate is underway in this Chicago suburb on easing fire sprinkler regulations in a town that has been considered progressive on the issue since it passed its first major residential fire ordinance nine years ago.
WESTMINSTER, Mass. - Despite Tyco Safety Products plans to slash 400 of 766 manufacturing positions within its products unit by the end of the year, the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s high-end fire products division.
GILBERT, Ariz. - As a result of a new ordinance that takes effect this month, in-home daycare facilities in this Phoenix suburb can increase the amount of children they care for, to 10 from five, provided they enlist the services of a UL-approved fire monitoring firm.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. - In what could be a real boon for UL-listed fire, security and alarm monitoring companies, Underwriters Laboratories has rolled out a web site listing hundreds of security companies with the UL stamp of approval.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The State Committee of Public Health in Alabama has adopted a new rule that requires 70 nursing homes throughout the state to have complete sprinkler systems installed in each facility.
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?