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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.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
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.

Simplex taps ADT vp for new chief

Seavers takes over fire service group during period of change
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02/01/2004

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Officials at Tyco International have tapped an up and coming ADT vice president to serve as the new chief of SimplexGrinnell, Tyco’s integrated fire alarm and fire sprinkler business.

City to reduce cost of fire sprinklers

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

NEW ORLEANS - City officials here have approved a plan to reduce the cost of tying into the water system for a fire sprinkler system, a proposal designed to encourage the use of sprinklers after the fatal nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I.

Delaware institutes false fire alarm law

The law standardizes rules for alarm companies across the state
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02/01/2004

DOVER, Del. - Beginning this year, fire alarm systems here are subject to new rules that state officials hope will trim false fire alarms in the state.

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

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

Builder, city team for sprinklers in housing development
WILSONVILLE, Ore. - A home builder and city officials here have struck an agreement for a new development that would include indoor sprinkler protection in each home in the development.

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