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Michigan Governor signs law requiring smoke detectors

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06/01/2004

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.

NFPA to consolidate meetings in 2005

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

QUINCY, Mass. - In March, the board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association voted to consolidate the NFPA’s Fall Education Conference into its World Conference and Safety Exposition.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

Three appointed to Fire Protection Research Foundation

QUINCY, Mass. - The National Fire Protection Association has appointed three trustees to the Fire Protection Research Foundation.

Blackhawk finds room to spread its wings

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

WATERLOO, Iowa - Black-hawk Automatic Sprinklers Inc. is forecasting record sales for 2004 and as a result is planning to double in size in the near future.

ESDs’ merger creates new municipal arm

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05/01/2004

LOWELL, Mass. - Mammoth Fire Alarms and Wright Alarms have merged to form Mammoth’s new municipal fire alarm division.

Siemens helps update storied venue

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05/01/2004

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Just in time for the 130th running of America’s most famous horse race, Siemens Building Technologies has provided Churchill Downs with a new fire protection system as part of the track’s $121 million renovation.

Sprinkler co. heads south

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2004

ELMSFORD, N.Y.

Electronic fire extinguisher monitoring inches closer to replacing 30-day physical inspections

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05/01/2004

ROCKLAND, Mass. - On April 9, Utah became the first state to allow electronic monitoring of fire extinguishers in lieu of traditional 30-day physical inspections required by other states.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

Massachusetts seeks tighter sprinkler regs

BOSTON - More than a year after 100 people were killed in a deadly nightclub fire in neighboring Rhode Island, Massachusetts lawmakers are moving forward with legislation that would strengthen sprinkler requirements, increase inspector training and create strict penalties for violators.

The legislation would require sprinklers in all nightclubs with an occupancy of 50 or more, provide discounted loans and insurance rate incentives for nightclub owners and set up training and enforcement standards.

Company hopes to curb wildfire destruction

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04/01/2004

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Each year, wildfires consume millions of dollars in homes and other property in the United States.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

More and more connected products in homes and businesses increasingly provide central stations with new revenue and service opportunities to monitor those devices. But some say that to do that, centrals need to change and become more like data centers. Do you agree? Tell us what you think the central station of the future will look like.

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