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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.

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.

NBFAA, Las Vegas fire officials meet

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2002

QUINCY, Mass.-James Shannon, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Fire Protection Association, was elected president and chief executive officer of the association by the board of directors at their March 6 meeting.

SimplexGrinnell buys fire firm

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04/01/2002

KITCHENER, Ontario-One of the oldest fire protection companies in this area has been bought by SimplexGrinnell, providing the large scale fire and systems integration company with additional strength.

Details about the purchase price for the approximately eight to 10 employee company were not available.

Dormitory sprinkler bills introduced

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2002

WASHINGTON-Two bills are making their way through Congressional ranks on Capital Hill that would provide for fire sprinkler systems or other fire prevention technologies in public and private college and university housing.

About $100 million is authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year between 2002 and 2006 for assistance in dormitory and fraternal house retrofits.

Former Simplex headquarters up for sale

The building was vacated only a short time after the company, employees moved in
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04/01/2002

WESTMINSTER, Mass.-Less than two years after moving into a new $40 million headquarters here, the former Simplex Time Recorder Co.

Wackenhut slated for Danish buyout

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04/01/2002

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.-The largest guard company under U.

NFPA elects new president

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2002

QUINCY, Mass.-James Shannon, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Fire Protection Association, was elected president and chief executive officer of the association by the board of directors at their March 6 meeting.

Kidde reports flat earnings for 2001

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

Fire protection products generated half of profits
LONDON-Kidde PLC, a worldwide fire products supplier, said in January that falling sales in its aerospace sector would not be offset by cost-cutting measures the company put in place in 2001.

Although sales in that division, stemming from the slowing U.

NBFAA opposes Las Vegas' non-response policy

Fire calls must now be verified by a person under a new policy adopted in Las vegas
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03/01/2002

LAS VEGAS-The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association is opposing the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department's recent decision not to respond to fire or emergency calls without verification.

The new policy, which went into effect in February, means that fire and rescue crews will not respond to automatic alarms, such as panic pendants, or fires reported by a monitoring company unless a person on site has verified that a fire is in progress or there is an emergency.

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