BOSTON - Massachusetts could require all bars and nightclubs that cater to 50 people or more to install fire sprinklers within three years, if a fire safety bill now under consideration in the senate is passed.
House Bill 4550 has cleared the house and is now under final discussion.
BOCAÃ‚Â RATON,Ã‚Â Fla. - SimplexGrinnell has created an organization that brings together architectural and engineering firms to address fire code compliance and related issues for commercial construction, upgrades and retrofits.
ZEELAND, Mich. - A revision to UL Standard 1971, relating to signaling devices for the hearing impaired, intended to make horn strobe installation easier for the installer has had the opposite effect so far.
SAN DIEGO - A customer retention rate of 98 percent is not the only reason the fire and security consulting firm TVA Fire & Life Safety continues to experience 20 percent growth year after year. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also a result of investing back into the business, signing new clients and meeting the needs of the market.
ROCKLAND, Mass. - Further validating its business model, MIJA announced that the International Code Council has amended its International Fire Code to allow the use of electronic monitoring devices, such as those produced by MIJA, to supplement 30-day interval inspections.
HURST, Texas - A year after embarking on a marketing plan to boost business, Fire Systems Design is realizing the fruits of its labor with a substantial increase in fire installations and a workforce that has nearly doubled in size.
The Notifier distributor employs 35 people, up from 20 employees a year ago, with projects that keep crews busy nearly around the clock.
LANSING, Mich. - A new set of laws requiring all pre-1974 housing units in Michigan to install smoke alarms moved through the Legislature and went into effect in early May with no opposition or input from installation and monitoring companies.
NEW YORK - Tyco Fire & Security, a division of Tyco International that designs, manufacturers, installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection and suppression systems, has rolled out the Ansul Sapphire Fire Suppression Systems for use in areas that house items such as artifacts and electronic equipment and other valuable objects.
The Ansul Sapphire System includes a water-like chemical that quickly evaporates and is based on 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid.
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?