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Fatal fire shows need for sprinklers in new homes

NFPA challenges claim by building industry that smoke alarms are enough

AUBURN, N.Y.—A fatal fire in a new home here tragically underscores the falsity of a claim by home fire sprinkler opponents that the devices are not needed in new construction, according to Maria Figueroa, regional director of the NFPA’s Fire Prevention Field Office.

UL, Intertek announce support for ASAP

The testing labs find the program to speed the delivery of alarm notifications meets national standards

CAMAS, Wash. and FAIRFIELD, N.J.—The monitoring industry’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) got a big boost recently when Underwriters Laboratories and Intertek both announced that the new program meets the requirements of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72).

NRTLs deliver Web tools for improved certificating


CHARLOTTE, N.C. and CHICAGO—The security industry's two main NRTLs (nationally recognized testing laboratories), Underwriters Laboratories and Intertek ETL have each announced online tools designed to make the certificate process quicker and more accurate.