SSN Staff  - 
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Texas school district uses FSD

HURST, Texas - Fire Systems Design has won a contract to supply the Garland, Texas, school district with a Notifier fire alarm system that will support the districts more than 80 schools and support buildings.

With a student population of more than 55,000, the Garland, Texas, Independent School District, the 13th largest district in Texas, has set a five-year upgrade schedule. The project with FSD includes connecting each building to the district security office via a wide area network, allowing school officials to view a color graphic floor plan of each building.
SimplexGrinnell takes show on the road

WESTMINSTER, Mass. - SimplexGrinnell will take its fire and life safety road show to 21 U.S. cities this year, built around the theme “Connecting you with Today’s Leading Technology.”

The road show series will include six two-day Fire and Life-Safety Forum and Technology Expos and 15 one-day symposiums. The company conducts the traveling shows to offer educational sessions about current technologies and code updates in fire protection and suppression and to showcase its products and services. Attendees are also eligible to earn professional education credits.

The road show series was slated to being with the first Fire and Life-Safety Forum and Technology Expo in San Francisco. For dates and other information, visit
New ordinance to mandate sprinklers

MONTEREY, Calif. - Fire officials here in January were pushing a new proposal that would require automatic fire sprinkler systems in all new dwellings and other buildings undergoing major renovations.

The new plan would make more stringent an existing rule that requires sprinklers in structures over 5,000 square feet or at least three stories high. City councilors were set to hear the proposal in late January.