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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“are certainly going to keep the conscious level up,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jim Dalton, director of public fire protection for the National Fire Sprinkler Association.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A series of fatal fires at nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the state has prompted the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s legislative members to draft more than 10 bills, all relating to requiring sprinkler systems and better fire protection in nursing homes.
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.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Officials at Tyco International have tapped an up and coming ADT vice president to serve as the new chief of SimplexGrinnell, TycoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s integrated fire alarm and fire sprinkler business.
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.
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.