MONTPELIER, Vt. - City lawmakers here have drafted an ordinance that would require all buildings in the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
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.
DEERFIELD, Ill. - Fire protection and code consultancy Schirmer Engineering has expanded into two key territories over the past six months, opening new locations in the coveted Atlanta and metropolitan New York areas to further the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s geographic and strategic presence.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California state officials in late July adopted the National Fire Protection AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s newest building and fire codes, which will provide the basis for the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own building and fire codes.
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.
LAKEÃ‚Â MARY,Ã‚Â 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 groupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s executive director, Larry Neibauer, in late June.
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.
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.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?