Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, May 1, 2003

NFPA elects trustees to research group

QUINCY, Mass. - Three trustees have been appointed to the governing body of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a nonprofit group studying fire risk and fire safety affiliated with the National Fire Protection Association.

The new trustees are Raymond Grill, senior vice president and engineering manager at R1olf Jensen & Associates Inc.; Steven Wydeveld, chief building official for Will County, Ill., and a member of the Illinois Building Commission, and Robert Zalosh, professor of fire protection engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

All three trustess were appointed to serve three-year terms on the 12-member board.
NFPA elects trustees to research group

QUINCY, Mass. - Three trustees have been appointed to the governing body of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a nonprofit group studying fire risk and fire safety affiliated with the National Fire Protection Association.

The new trustees are Raymond Grill, senior vice president and engineering manager at R1olf Jensen & Associates Inc.; Steven Wydeveld, chief building official for Will County, Ill., and a member of the Illinois Building Commission, and Robert Zalosh, professor of fire protection engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

All three trustess were appointed to serve three-year terms on the 12-member board.
City investigates raising false fire alarm fees

ATASCADERO, Calif. - A study commissioned on Atascadero’s annual service fees suggested to local leaders that the city should increase fees, including those on false fire alarms, on some of its services that are not being used by a majority of its residents.

In addition to the false fire alarms, other Atascadero city services, such as the issuance of new business licenses and grading inspections, cost the city nearly $2.3 million in the 2001-2002 fiscal year.