HARRISBURG, Pa. - In early June, legislation that would exempt fire safety equipment from being taxed had yet to report out of PennsylvaniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s House Committee on Finance, where it was introduced April 8.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Fire protection engineering firm Hughes Associates has expanded its regional office to keep up with demand for its services in the greater Denver and Rocky Mountain region, thanks to a boom here in construction.
CHARDON, Ill. - After five years in business, a small, four-man sprinkler fabrication and installation shop here has revamped its company image with the introduction of a new name and some professional marketing materials to promote its new identity.
PEMBROKE, Bermuda - As a result of more accounting issues, this time in its European Fire & Security division, Tyco officials last month announced that it had fired division head Jerry Boggess and replaced him with the chief of another Tyco division.
Officials gave no specific reason for BoggessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ departure, but the termination follows a reorganization of the European fire and security division under a single management team and the compliance of that business to certain accounting and other policies, according to the company.
Tess talks to Carter Rierson, founder and president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, on the need for emergency communications systems in schools in light of school shootings and other emergencies. He advocates a multitiered approach and calls on fire and security manufacturers to work together to come up with ECS solutions that combine the best security and fire technologies.