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Silco Fire Protection extends reach with major acquisition

Purchase gives fire company state-wide coverage
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02/01/2003

CINCINNATTI - With a purchase of a fire protection division owned by a large gas and welding distributor, Silco Fire Protection, a full-service fire protection firm based here has increased its geographic reach throughout Ohio.

Silco’s acquisition of the fire division of compressed gas giant Praxair Distribution gives Silco a total of four locations and a team of nearly 30 additional employees, including a general manager that had overseen the division for the past several years.

Fire association moves HQ, prepares for additional staff

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02/01/2003

CHICAGO - A national trade association here that represents fire equipment distributors has moved to larger office space to make room for some additional staffing needed to roll out a new certification program and added technical training to offer to its membership.

The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors in January completed its move, and is now preparing for the addition of another technical staff member in the next few months to help the association develop a national certification program that would encompass two different areas, service technicians for portable fire equipment as well for a pre-engineered systems technician.

Jury finds fire firm liable for fire

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -A jury recently found Grinnell Fire Protection and records storage company Diversified Records negligent in a 1997 fire that destroyed the storage company’s facility.

Sprinkler installer faces criminal charges

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01/01/2003

WESTBORO, Mass. -A man who installed a fire sprinkler system in an apartment building without a state license is facing criminal charges after the building caught on fire.

Group approves concept of sprinkler tax break

A fire advocacy group has endorsed the idea of a federal sprinkler tax break incentive
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01/01/2003

WASHINGTON -The advisory committee of one of the country’s most powerful fire protection advocacy groups has endorsed the concept of a federal tax break as an incentive for the installation of fire sprinkler systems in residential and commercial buildings.

Although the movement for the tax incentive is still in its infancy, sprinkler industry officials said that the resolution from the National Advisory Council of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, a non-profit group that educates members of Congress on fire issues, is one of the first major steps in the development of legislation and an important stride toward broadening awareness of the issue.

Integrated Security rounds out offering with fire line addition

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01/01/2003

MIAMI -To round out its offering, systems integrator Integrated Security Systems has added large scale, integratable fire systems to its portfolio.

The addition follows the company becoming an Edwards Systems Technology EST-3 partner.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

Texas firm wins federal contract

AMARILLO, Texas -Reynosa Construction, based here, has been awarded a $295,100 contract from the Air Force Air Education and Training Command at Sheppard Air Force Base.

As part of the job, Reynosa Construction will replace the fire alarm system.

Report charts fire deaths by state

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

QUINCY, Mass. - A state-by-state analysis of fire death patterns by the National Fire Protection Association shows fire deaths have dramatically decreased since the 1980s, but death rates vary greatly depending on the state.

Texas fabricator expands with second site

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12/01/2002

WHITESBORO, Texas - A family-run sprinkler fabricator here has bought the equipment assets of another Texas company and is using that location to broaden its geographic reach and physical space.

Texas Manufacturing Co.

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