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Des Plaines wants to amend sprinkler law

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03/01/2004

DES PLAINES, Ill. - Aldermen in this Chicago suburb are considering a law that would require automatic sprinklers in all new houses and duplexes.

Fatal nursing home fires prompt sprinkler bills

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03/01/2004

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A series of fatal fires at nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the state has prompted the state’s legislative members to draft more than 10 bills, all relating to requiring sprinkler systems and better fire protection in nursing homes.

Pentagon, additional contracts result from GSA schedule

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03/01/2004

WESTMINSTER, Mass. - It didn’t take fire and systems integrator SimplexGrinnell long to reap the benefits of its newest schedule with the U.

RJA Group integrates service offerings

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2004

CHICAGO - The RJA Group Inc. has integrated its construction management and training subsidiaries into Rolf Jensen & Associates Inc.

Briefs

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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.

More layoffs in Tyco safety division

The recent layoffs are part of a massive restructuring of Tyco’s Fire & Security unit
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02/01/2004

tructuring of Tyco’s Fire & Security unit

WESTMINSTER, Mass. - Manufacturing and administrative personnel at a Tyco Fire & Security location here were cut by about 75 jobs in January, reductions that stem from a corporate edict issued last fall to slash more than 5,000 employees.

Briefs

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02/01/2004

Texas school district uses FSD

HURST, Texas - Fire Systems Design has won a contract to supply the Garland, Texas, school district with a Notifier fire alarm system that will support the districts more than 80 schools and support buildings.

With a student population of more than 55,000, the Garland, Texas, Independent School District, the 13th largest district in Texas, has set a five-year upgrade schedule.

Kidde 2004 outlook bright

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

COLNBROOK, U.K.

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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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