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Chattanooga requires nightclub fire sprinklers

NFSA is instrumental in providing information to persuade city to approve requirement
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06/07/2011

PATTERSON, N.Y.—Testimony from a burn survivor of a deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island helped persuade the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. this spring to require nightclubs to install fire sprinklers as of 2013, according to the National Fire Sprinkler Association, which is based here.

Notifier creates fire panel BIM models

The company is adapting its panels for new building information modeling trend
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06/02/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.— Notifier by Honeywell is among those who believe that BIM or building information modeling is likely to take hold in a big way in the fire alarm market. To take advantage of this trend, the company recently created digital content models of its most popular fire alarm control panels.
BIM is information-rich, three-dimensional architectural modeling of a structure, and is increasingly being used to design building projects instead of the traditional 2-D format.

Sprinkler requirements in homes hot issue

Bills to prohibit communities from requiring home sprinklers proving controversial
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05/25/2011

CONCORD, N.H. and HELENA, Mont.—Legislation prohibiting municipalities in New Hampshire from requiring fire sprinkler systems in homes has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor’s desk.

Safe Harbor, Silent Knight help firefighters train

Silent Knight donates fire panel to firefighter training school, Safe Harbor does installation
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05/24/2011

VERMILION, Ohio—Safe Harbor Security & Fire and Silent Knight by Honeywell Fire Systems Group have teamed up to help firefighters in training learn to familiarize themselves with a fire alarm panel, so they’ll know what to do in a real-life scenario.

Showing impact of false alarms helps reduce them

Vector’ Walker has more than halved false alarms for large retailers, company says
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05/16/2011

PITTSBURGH—Kristina Walker says false alarm reduction has been “etched in my mind” ever since she became Vector Security’s false alarm reduction-permit compliance coordinator nearly six years ago.

Brothers Fire Protection earns UL listing

Company says listing will open up new markets
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05/09/2011

ELK RIVER, Minn.—Brothers Fire Protection announced in April that its fire alarm and life safety team has been granted an Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listing for the company's fire alarm and monitoring services.

Getting to know AHJ builds understanding

A CSAA-sponsored seminar provides tips on effective relationships with AHJ’s
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05/06/2011

VIENNA, Va.—Stopping by your AHJ’s office just to say “Hi” and chat could help increase understanding when it comes time to determine whether a fire alarm meets code.

Survey: Many in N.Y. unaware of new CO law

Amanda’s Law took effect in 2010 but many families don’t have carbon monoxide detectors
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05/05/2011

MEBANE, N.C.—About a year after a new carbon monoxide detector mandate in New York went into effect, a new survey has found that nearly half of New York families still don’t know about the law, according to Kidde, a manufacturer of fire and CO safety products based here.
Amanda’s Law, which requires working CO detectors in all one- and two-family homes that have appliances or heating sources that may emit CO or have attached garages, went into effect just over a year ago.

State Systems adds sprinkler division

Company says sprinkler services answer customers’ demand for ‘one-stop shopping’
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05/05/2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—State Systems, a provider of life safety and security systems based here, has joined a small but growing trend in the industry: the addition of fire sprinkler division.

Toronto zero-tolerance alarm measure to undergo review

Industry part of working group that will recommend fair policy/ fees for false alarms
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05/03/2011

TORONTO—In its fight against a new zero-tolerance false alarm regulation here, the Canadian Security Association scored both “a loss and a win” at a March 30 meeting of a City Council subcommittee, CANASA’s executive director JF Champagne told Security System News.

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