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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.

ECS = ‘A brand new industry’

Demand has grown for emergency communication systems since 9/11, panel of experts says
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09/08/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Before Sept. 11, 2001, few people saw the need for a comprehensive emergency communications system, according to Peter Ebersold, marketing director for Notifier by Honeywell.

Stampsco one of OK City’s top 50 companies

Company helps fuel growth providing mass notification systems to military bases
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09/01/2011

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.

Notifier protects historic warship from fire

Fire alarm system 'did its job' on USS Yorktown
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08/18/2011

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.

September 11 transformed fire industry

'Survivability' of systems now key
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08/16/2011

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and BRONX, N.Y.—The Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center killed nearly 3,000 people at that site, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.

Missouri gov refuses to delay sprinklers

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have delayed sprinkler mandate for long-term care facilities
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08/16/2011

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.

New CO law business, learning opportunity

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08/11/2011

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.

Security On-Line: Quality keeps recession at bay

Company concentrates on high-end clients with valuable property they’ll pay top dollar to protect
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08/04/2011

AMBLER, Pa.—Security On-Line Systems, a Silent Knight Farenhyt Engineered Systems Distributor based here, says its key to success in the down economy is to focus on quality, despite the cost.

Fire monitoring battle ongoing in Illinois

A judge says public fire districts can’t be in the fire monitoring business, but local municipalities contend they still can require businesses to be monitored only by them
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07/28/2011

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.

Brothers goes national with new manager

The Minnesota-based company has expanded regionally; now it’s ready for national accounts
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07/14/2011

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.

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