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.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Just in time for the 130th running of AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most famous horse race, Siemens Building Technologies has provided Churchill Downs with a new fire protection system as part of the trackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $121 million renovation.
QUINCY, Mass. - In March, the board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association voted to consolidate the NFPAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fall Education Conference into its World Conference and Safety Exposition.
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.
Tess talks to Carter Rierson, founder and president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, on the need for emergency communications systems in schools in light of school shootings and other emergencies. He advocates a multitiered approach and calls on fire and security manufacturers to work together to come up with ECS solutions that combine the best security and fire technologies.