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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.