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NFPA bundles fire door, damper and door locking training

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07/17/2019

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a training bundle to help facility managers, building owners, engineers, designers and code officials address essential safety and security features in the buildings that they are charged with keeping safe and functional.

New ‘bigger picture’ vision for NFPA

Fire group will unveil new vision at annual conference in June
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04/28/2015

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association’s new vision and mission statement will include pursuing a deeper understanding of stakeholders and how the NFPA can help them do their jobs better, according to president Jim Pauley.

Revisiting fire alarms for children with special needs

Current practices can hinder classroom evacuations, study says
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04/20/2015

STILLWATER, Okla.—Current fire alarms work fine for the general population, but they can cause big problems for students with special needs and for teachers who are charged with safely evacuating them.

Chubb Edwards becomes exclusive Edwards provider in Canada

Offers single source for product line
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12/17/2014

MISSISSAGUA, Ontario—Chubb Edwards will become the exclusive provider of the Edwards EST fire and life safety product line and the Edwards signaling product range throughout Canada as of Jan. 1.

United Systems buys test-inspection company

Absolute Fire and Safety brings new expertise to 57-year-old firm
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10/27/2014

DENVER—Full-service security company United Systems, based here, has acquired Absolute Fire and Safety to expand commercial fire and safety services throughout Colorado.

Benchmark report on fire/life safety device inspection data released

This first report is ‘a 30,000-foot view of the inspection data’; more detailed reports to follow
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10/07/2014

SUWANEE, Ga.— BuildingReports, an inspection reporting services company, recently released its first benchmark report based on inspection data from more than 120 million fire and life safety devices. And the company plans to follow up with additional reports that provide a more detailed look at the data.

Silent Knight creates online resource for industry

New interactive blog billed as ‘a library of mini-white papers’
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10/07/2014

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Building a fire alarm system from the ground up; when to use IP or cellular or both in alternative communication systems; and customizing emergency messages for mass notification systems. Silent Knight’s new blog covers those topics and more.

Siemens recalls audible fire alarm bases

Recall is result of potential problems with audible fire alarm bases, but no incidents or injuries reported
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09/24/2014

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.— Siemens Building Technologies, based here, is recalling about 9,000 audible fire alarm bases because they can fail to sound an alarm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Sept. 18.

Chinese fire manufacturer’s new $30m plant in Quebec to target U.S. market

But analyst says developing distribution channels could pose a problem
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09/22/2014

SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, Quebec—A Chinese fire manufacturer plans to build a $30 million new plant in this city near Montreal next year. However, its plan to eventually target the U.S. market could face challenges, according to an industry analyst.

PE firm buys back distributor it previously sold

Behrman Capital sold fire distributor BECO in 2010 but has repurchased it, seeing more growth potential
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09/17/2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Private equity firm Behrman Capital likes BECO Holding Company, a wholesale distributor of fire equipment based here, so much that it recently bought the company back after selling it four years ago.

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SSN News Poll September 2019

With the debate on biometrics and data privacy heating up, and more and more states seeking to regulate the collection, use and retention of biometric data, this month’s News Poll focuses on the future of biometrics and its role in security.