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Downtown sprinkler ordinance drafted

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

MONTPELIER, Vt. - City lawmakers here have drafted an ordinance that would require all buildings in the city’s downtown area to be fitted with a fire sprinkler system after a fire leveled a building in that section of the city in May, according to The Barre Times/Montpelier Argus.

Website keeps fire specs current

SureSpec serves as one-stop resource for vendor specs
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10/01/2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The general manager of a Notifier distributor here has developed a web resource that combines the product specifications of these manufacturers, and others, into a single spot on the web.

The website, www.

California first to adopt new codes

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California state officials in late July adopted the National Fire Protection Association’s newest building and fire codes, which will provide the basis for the state’s own building and fire codes.

Sprinkler tax bill clears hurdle

Companion legislation to bill introduced in Senate
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09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - A piece of legislation that seeks to offer tax incentives for the installation of automation fire sprinkler systems has found its Capitol Hill companion in a bill that was introduced in August to the Senate.

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Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

AFAA names new executive director

LAKE MARY, Fla. - Thomas Hammerberg, former vice president, education for the Automatic Fire Alarm Association, has been named president/executive director of the association, following the death of the group’s executive director, Larry Neibauer, in late June.

Code writers need volunteers

Development process relies on input from industry, others
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09/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - While efforts are underway at the National Fire Protection Association to devise installation and maintenance standards for security systems, similar efforts are struggling to get off the ground by other groups in an effort to bring their own version of those standards to the industry.

New codes adopted by NFPA council after fire

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09/01/2003

QUINCY, Mass. - A host of changes to fire and safety codes were given the nod by the Standards Council of the National fire Protection Association in late July, changes that were first proposed in the wake of the fatal Rhode Island nightclub fire and the crowd crush in Chicago.

Hughes Assoc. adds Kleinsorg Group as subsidiary

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08/01/2003

BALTIMORE - Fire protection design and consulting group Hughes Associates Inc. has joined forces with The Kleinsorg Group, a California-based fire protection, risk management and engineering firm specializing in the energy and power industries, under a merger deal that makes The Kleinsorg Group a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes.

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