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.
OKLAHOMA CITY—Since the start of the economic recession, Stampsco, a fire and life safety company based here, has more than doubled its revenues, nearly tripled its office space, and has twice as many employees, according to company president and CEO Rodney Stamps.
NORTHFORD, Conn.—Thanks to a Notifier by Honeywell fire system installed about two years ago on the USS Yorktown warship in Mount Pleasant, S.C., a fire on the historic aircraft carrier Aug. 9 was quickly detected and extinguished, according to the company, which is based here.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Gov. Jay Nixon this summer vetoed a bill to add a two-year delay to a requirement that all residential care and assisted living facilities in Missouri install sprinkler systems, the governor’s office said.
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—California recently became the 35th state in the nation with carbon monoxide legislation. As of July 1, all existing single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source are required to install CO alarms within the home. Previous legislation already mandated the detectors in new homes.
The law is a way for the industry both to increase business and its knowledge and expertise regarding the devices, according to John Hopper, president of the California Alarm Association, which is based here.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—A battle in this state over public entities taking control over fire alarm monitoring is still raging, despite a recent federal court ruling saying a public fire district had no legal right to invalidate contracts that ADT Security and other companies had with their customers and put itself solely in charge of commercial fire alarm monitoring.
ELK RIVER, Minn.—Brothers Fire Protection is embarking on a “new chapter” for the 17-year-old business: bringing its fire and life safety business from a regional to a national level with a new national accounts division and new manager to lead it.
Tess talks to Carter Rierson, founder and president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, on the need for emergency communications systems in schools in light of school shootings and other emergencies. He advocates a multitiered approach and calls on fire and security manufacturers to work together to come up with ECS solutions that combine the best security and fire technologies.