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Connecticut nursing home bill for sprinkler systems dies in Senate

Fatal fire prompted attempt to strengthen rules
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08/01/2003

HARTFORD, Conn. - A bill requiring all Connecticut nursing home facilities to install an automatic fire extinguishing system by July 1, 2005, failed to make it out of the Senate following passage within the state’s House of Representatives.

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.

Sprinkler system firm relocates to larger facility

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08/01/2003

WATERBURY, Conn. - Superior Fire Protection, a 5-year-old fire sprinkler system company, was scheduled to move to larger headquarters this month in a 16,500-square-foot building in Naugatuck, Conn.

More House members sign onto HR 1824

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Six additional members of the U.S House of Representatives have signed on to HR 1824, a bill that seeks to provide tax incentives for the installation of automatic sprinkler systems, according to the American Fire Sprinkler Association.

USFA to push for home sprinklers

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Together with fire protection industry officials, an independent federal agency in mid-July released a report detailing a national advocacy strategy for the use of fire suppression and sprinkler systems.

Sprinkler tax legislation gains sponsors

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07/01/2003

WASHINGTON - A host of members of the U.S.

Fire alarm and sprinkler monitoring standard updated by UL Canada

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07/01/2003

MARKHAM, Ontario - A new standard aimed to raise the bar on the monitoring of fire alarm and sprinkler systems in Canada is now going through the final Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada approval process.

Known as CAN/ULC S561, the standard has already been through myriad committees and review processes over the past few years.

Neighboring companies find synergies in their differences

One brings fire, the other traditional security expertise
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07/01/2003

WOBURN, Mass. - Two neighboring life safety and security companies, each with a different focus, recently joined forces to tap into the other’s expertise.

Tax exemption sought for fire products in Pa.

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07/01/2003

HARRISBURG, Pa. - In early June, legislation that would exempt fire safety equipment from being taxed had yet to report out of Pennsylvania’s House Committee on Finance, where it was introduced April 8.

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