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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.

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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 Staff  - 
03/01/2004

Las Vegas adopts NFPA 1, UFC

LAS VEGAS - The city of Las Vegas has adopted NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code, 2003 edition, as the model for the city’s fire code. The city’s fire and rescue officials completed amending the code to ensure that it meets the specific needs of Las Vegas in February.

Sprinkler incentive bill moving

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03/01/2004

WASHINGTON - Following a rash of fatal fires over the past few months, involving a motel, elderly care facilities and a high-rise office building, a bill that would allow tax breaks for the installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems is gaining co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.

Although the additional cosponsors - 106 so far - are not directly linked to the recent fire deaths, the incidents “are certainly going to keep the conscious level up,” said Jim Dalton, director of public fire protection for the National Fire Sprinkler Association.

Loss control drives growth at TVA

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03/01/2004

SAN DIEGO - TVA Fire & Life Safety, a growing fire safety and risk management company here, has tapped a loss prevention and industrial risk executive to build its loss control business and use that sector as a gateway for promoting its other service offerings.

With the appointment of Dana Parker as executive vice president of business development, TVA, a 20-year-old company, is looking to boost its revenues in the loss control sector by 30 percent over the next year, said Jim Tomes, president of TVA.

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