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Certification fails by one vote

CSAA to file appeal with NFPA council for July meeting
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07/01/2002

MINNEAPOLIS-Despite more than a year of rallying members to vote for the passage of NFPA 72-381, a proposal that would require that fire alarms be certified, failed by only one vote, 80-81. At least one alarm industry organization said it plans to file an appeal.

New AFAA group formed in central Virginia

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07/01/2002

LAKE MARY, Fla.-A new member group that encompasses fire companies in the central Virginia area has formed as a member association of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association, the AFAA's 25th such member organization.

Las Vegas fire policy still under review

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06/01/2002

LAS VEGAS-More than two months after meeting to discuss the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue's controversial verified response policy, officials at the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and the LVFR are reviewing details of the policy to try to reach common ground.

Leaders of the NBFAA, the LVFR and the Nevada Association of Security Professionals met at the ISC Expo in March and established a dialogue.

Town amends condo sprinkler law

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2002

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-The Village Board voted in May not to include existing apartment, condominium and religious buildings from requiring sprinklers in every unit and common areas.

Fire firm sees growth in security

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06/01/2002

CHANTILLY, Va.-Engineered systems distributor Gage-Babcock & Associates moved into larger headquarters here, a facility that enabled the company to hire more employees and expand its modeling capabilities.

Groups urge approval for codes

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2002

MINNEAPOLIS-Members of the National Fire Protection Association were set to vote on several changes to the NFPA fire alarm code at the NFPA World Safety Conference in May, changes which the two major trade associations of the alarm industry were urging its members to support.

Under Proposal 381, changes were made to part of NFPA 72 that deals with remote station fire alarm systems by the NFPA's Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems Technical Committee.

Wackenhut deal final after shareholders' vote

Business now owned by Danish company after 48 years of Wackenhut family ownership
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06/01/2002

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.-Though an 48-year run as a family owned business ended for the Wackenhut Corp.

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