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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.

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.

Tenn. House passes sprinkler disclosure bill

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04/01/2004

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In early March, the state House of Representatives here unanimously passed a nursing home safety bill that would require all nursing homes to disclose to prospective residents whether their facilities have sprinkler systems.

Kidde ups the ante

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04/01/2004

LONDON - Fresh off a fiscal year in which it saw sales rise more than six percent, fire and safety group Kidde plc last month scored a major coup in its marketing push.

The company has signed former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to appear in TV commercials in the United States.

Lease program springs from R.I. law

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04/01/2004

WESTMINSTER, Mass. - In order to help Rhode Island businesses comply with the state’s new laws for fire safety, SimplexGrinnell is allowing those businesses to lease their systems rather than buy them.

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.

AFSA offering system planning school

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

DALLAS - The American Fire Sprinkler Association is offering several versions of its Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School at a discounted price until July 1.

After that, the price will jump from $1,100 for members and $1,500 for non-members to $1,200 for members and $1,700 for non-members.

Newman joins standards council

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2004

QUINCY, Mass. - The National Fire Protection Assoc-iation’s board of directors has named Michael E.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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