Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Saturday, January 1, 2005

Prince Edward Island adopts latest NFPA safety codes

QUINCY, Mass. - The National Fire Protection Association announced that the Province of Prince Edward Island has adopted the 2003 edition of NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code and the 2003 Edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.

The latest editions of NFPA 1 and NFPA 101 were adopted in the beginning of November by an executive council order. NFPA 1 covers how to establish fire safety and property protection from fire and explosion requirements, and NFPA 101 covers building construction, operation and maintenance requirements.

Officials from Prince Edward Island participated in a training program developed by NFPA. The training discusses relevant areas of the codes, including enforcement, implementation and requirements.
Trans-Alarm sponsors all-day fire event

BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Full-service security company Trans-Alarm sponsored an all-day fire seminar late last year, entitled the Basics of UL Listed Fire Alarm Systems.

The event was hosted by the Bloomington Fire Department and more than 100-fire protection professionals attended, the company said.

Art Black was the featured speaker. Black, who is with consulting firm Carmel Fire Protection Associates, discussed National Fire Protection Association standards for commercial fire alarm systems.
Town to disconnet fire boxes by 2006

WEYMOUTH, Mass. - Fire officials here announced plans to stop the use of fire alarm boxes on street corners.

The Fire Department said that the existing hard-wired system requires more resources to maintain than it can afford, according to the Weymouth News.

By 2006, the plan to disconnect all the devices will be complete. Residents have been encouraged to retain a private fire monitoring company or purchase a wireless fire system that will transmit signals to the department.