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FEMA, NFPA strike equipment interoperability discussion

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12/01/2002

WASHINGTON - A group of federal officials, security and fire trade associations and other organizations with interests in the fire equipment realm will meet sometime this month to continue an industry dialogue on how different types of fire equipment work together in emergency situations.

The meeting, which will be hosted by the National Fire Protection Association, is a follow-up to a meeting held in early October, said Julie Reynolds, an NFPA spokesperson.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

Montana company wins contract

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Enterprise Electric has been awarded a $484,550 contract from the Air Force Space Command, Malmstrom Air Force Base, to repair a fire alarm system and install equipment receptacles in a building.

Phone company seeks ordinance exemption

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

HONOLULU - The state's largest telephone company is hoping for an exemption from a year-old ordinance requiring it to retrofit its 17-story building with a fire sprinkler system.

The appeal comes as the Honolulu Fire Department readies this month to send out compliance letters, giving building owners five years to install sprinkler systems.

Insurer: disabled smoke alarms common

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

HARTFORD, Conn. - Nearly 30 percent of adults said they had disconnected smoke alarms in their house and failed to reconnect the devices right away, according to a national survey sponsored by The Hartford, a property insurer.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

In-home fire deaths drop

QUINCY, Mass. - More than 3,000 deaths from fires in U.

Fire group seeks sprinkler tax break

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11/01/2002

DALLAS - A fire sprinkler organization is hoping to get a bill introduced in Congress that would provide federal tax breaks for property owners that install a sprinkler system in their buildings.

The American Fire Sprinkler Association has hired a lawyer with legislative experience to research in what form a tax incentive would be most helpful to the building community, said Steve Muncy, president of the AFSA.

RJA adds Sako to its N.Y. location

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11/01/2002

NEW YORK - Fire firm RJA Group has moved to larger offices here, providing the company with room to incorporate its security division Sako & Associates under the same roof.
Patrick Johnson, spokesman for RJA Group, said it marks Sako & Associates entrance into the New York market.

Fire, security firms named in lawsuit

Grinnell Fire and SecurityLink are named in a lawsuit where a fire destroyed a records keeping facility in Penn.
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11/01/2002

WILKES-BARRE, Penn. - Grinnell Fire Protection Services Co.

Delaware eyes statewide false fire alarm law

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11/01/2002

DOVER, Del. - In a potentially precedent setting move, the state of Delaware plans to consider next year whether to implement a statewide law governing false fire alarms.

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.

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