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Home sprinkler bill appears headed to N.J. Legislature

But the measure has been facing legislative roadblocks
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01/16/2012

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J.—A bill to require fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes in New Jersey likely will go before the state Legislature this year, now that the measure has cleared several legislative hurdles, according to the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, which is based here.

Oliver Fire Protection: new name, new acquisition in 2011

Pennsylvania company plans to grow organically and through more acquisitions in 2012
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01/11/2012

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.—Oliver Fire Protection & Security marked 2011 with a new name and a new acquisition. And the company, based here, plans more acquisitions in 2012.

Complete Fire Protection now ‘complete’

Company expands its offerings and focuses on service
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12/14/2011

BALTIMORE—Complete Fire Protection expanded its focus last summer, transforming from a company that concentrated on fire extinguisher and kitchen hood work to being a full-service fire alarm, life safety company, said company VP Michael Ferro.

Incentivizing fire sprinklers in new homes

NFSA: Financial incentive laws for sprinklers are life- and cost-saving measures
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12/07/2011

CAPE CORAL, Fla.—A proposed ordinance in this city would give homebuilders a break on city impact fees if they install fire sprinklers in new homes, saving lives and also saving money for taxpayers in the long run, according to the city councilor behind the proposal and the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA).

TEC’s new office provides room for growth

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12/07/2011

TORRINGTON, Conn.—TEC control systems, an engineered systems distributor of fire, mass evacuation, security, sound and CCTV systems based here, has relocated to a new office building that is twice the size of the former one, giving the company room to grow, said company president Bill Capuano.

'Mixed' court ruling in Illinois monitoring case

An appeals court says public entities in the state can monitor fire alarms but can’t displace private companies from market
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12/01/2011

CHICAGO, Ill.—A federal appeals court based here says public fire districts in Illinois have a legal right to be in the fire alarm monitoring business, but can’t displace the private fire market in doing so.

Global Fire Systems Design Group launched

Oklahoma fire company forms group to meet increasing demand for complex design of fire alarm/mass notification systems
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11/17/2011

OKLAHOMA CITY—Complex new requirements for how fire alarm and mass notification systems are designed, installed and tested, especially for military applications, led Stampsco, a fire and life safety company based here, to create a team of experts specializing in such work.

VSC Fire & Security expands to new state with acquisition

It buys Alabama company and gets into casinos
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11/10/2011

ASHLAND, Va.—VSC Fire & Security announced in November that it had acquired Fire Protection Specialists of Mobile, Ala.

Ariz. fire company: Being eco-friendly is business friendly

Company implements ‘green’ changes to meet customer demand
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11/03/2011

PHOENIX—American Fire Equipment Sales & Service, a full-service fire protection company based here, is about to install an eco-friendly fire protection system in a “green” school in its Phoenix backyard. That’s just one step in the company’s efforts to be more conscious of its environmental footprint—something that company VP and co-owner John Papuga says customers are increasingly demanding and also is “the right thing to do.”

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.

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