State allows B&Bs to sleep on it

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, April 1, 2005

Providence, R.I. - The Fire Safety Code Board here granted bed and breakfast establishments within the state a time variance to comply with a new set of fire rules.

Upon the request of the state senate, the board’s ruling allows the legislature to review the monetary effects small businesses could suffer due to compliance of NFPA 1 and 101 standards.

Thomas Coffey, executive director of the board, said the variance delays enforcement of the new guidelines until July 1, 2005.

B&Bs, which are classified as boarding houses, will be required to install full fire systems, including panels and sprinklers, if the law is unchanged.

U.S. Navy awards company contract worth $52K

SEATTLE - Western Fire & Safety Company received a contract from the U.S. Navy worth approximately $52,000 for fire fighting, rescue and safety related equipment.

The Naval Supply Systems Command’s Fleet & Industrial Supply Center Puget Sound granted the contract to provide carbon fiber cylinders, or oxygen and carbon dioxide tanks, used by fire fighters.

Based here, the fire installation company services, supplies and installs land and marine fire detection and suppression systems, and is a distributor of life safety products.

N.A. fire alarmindustry to grow to $1.1B by 2010

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The North American fire alarm equipment market is projected to grow to $1.1 billion in revenue by 2010 from $768 million in 2004, according to a report generated by Frost & Sullivan.

The firm researched how mergers and acquisitions within this aspect of the systems industry will affect participants within the fire alarm equipment market, such as end users and manufacturers.