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The little fire company that could

Fire systems in 14 schools in five months? A handful of dedicated employees pull it off
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11/03/2011

TRAVELERS REST, S.C.—The Addison Safety Group is a small company with just seven employees doing installation and service, but this summer it decided to take on projects that included installing fire systems in 14 area schools—with contracts for each school averaging around $120,000. The opportunity was just too good to pass up, said company president and CEO John Ratliff.
But Addison, which is based here, had to do the work in just five months—along with completing its regular workload, which included several churches and a high-rise apartment building.

New legislation would promote college fire sprinklers

The proposed law contains incentives for Greek housing
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11/03/2011

PATTERSON, N.Y.—A bill to promote fire sprinklers in student housing, including sororities and fraternities, has just been reintroduced in Congress.

Carter Bros. donates fire systems to Atlanta college

Carter: Morris Brown College could become fire system/mass communication ‘showcase’
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10/26/2011

ATLANTA—Carter Brothers, one of the nation’s leading minority providers of fire, life safety and security, has formed a new partnership with a historically black college in its Atlanta backyard. Carter Brothers says it will donate fire, security and mass communication products and services to the 130-year-old Morris Brown College to improve campus safety as the college implements an ambitious new growth plan.

Quake shakes up thinking

New York installer predicts recent earthquake will create new demand for seismic-certified products
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10/20/2011

WESTBURY, N.Y.—Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell recently announced that its fire alarm and emergency communications systems have earned International Building Code (IBC) seismic certification. The announcement this fall came after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the East Coast on Aug. 23, and so was very timely, according to Alan Glassman, VP of Classic Systems, a Gamewell-FCI engineered systems distributor based here.

Review begins for fire sprinkler accreditation

New resi sprinkler accreditation model being beta ested
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10/13/2011

CHANTILLY, Va.—An effort to establish a national accreditation process for installers of residential fire sprinklers is being beta tested this fall—potentially paving the way for an accreditation program to be in place next year.

Potter limits new fire line to select distributors

Independent manufacturer wants to keep price competitive
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10/12/2011

ST. LOUIS—Potter Electric Signal, which released its own new fire products line earlier this year, recently announced that its growing line of analog addressable fire panels will be available only through select distributors.

Courts side with alarm industry in Illinois

Efforts by public entities to monopolize fire alarm monitoring suffer setbacks in recent rulings
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10/04/2011

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Two court decisions in late August bolstered the alarm industry’s position in an ongoing dispute in Illinois over public entities taking control of fire alarm monitoring away from private companies.

Fire alarms are seen and heard

Gamewell-FCI partners with Alertus to integrate audible and visual alerts
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09/29/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—In a partnership that’s designed to enhance its emergency communications systems offerings, Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell announced it is working with Alertus Technologies to integrate audible and visual notification devices and Alertus’ IP network command s

Outsmarting economy with parts, smarts

California-based Low Voltage Solutions also says building relationships key to success
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09/29/2011

VENTURA, Calif.—Jeff Borrelli, president and owner of Low Voltage Solutions, a Silent Knight by Honeywell Farenhyt distributor based here, said specializing in the “parts and smarts” of fire alarm systems has helped the company stay busy in the down economy.

New NFPA conference now in second year

NFPA says Fire & Life Safety Conference so successful last year it’s now an annual event
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09/14/2011

QUINCY, Mass.—Small and personal, more focused and very hands-on.

 

Those words describe the National Fire Protection Association’s second annual Fire & Life Safety Conference, to be held Dec. 12-14 in Orlando, Fla., according to Lorraine Carli, NFPA VP of communications.

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