ANNAPOLIS, Md.--The "Black Friday" fire here that destroyed a historic building has sparked interest in a new city program that provides low-interest loans to building owners who want to install sprinkler systems.
JUNEAU, Alaska--As 2005 drew to a close, Fire Marshal Richard Etheridge urged owners of buildings equipped with sprinklers to get systems inspected, according to a news report from the Juneau Empire.
The 2005 annual inspections, required by state law, were complete in only half of the city's 200 sprinklered buildings by the end of October.
MARYSVILLE, Mich.--To educate the public about fire safety, the Marysville Fire Department is buying a 33-foot mobile education trailer, which will likely include a fire sprinkler demonstrator, the [Marysville] Voice reported.
SOUTH KITSAP, Wash.--Vandals' costly tampering with fire extinguishers is one of the reasons fire marshals here led the charge to change inspection requirements for electronically monitored fire extinguishers from once-a-year to once-every-three years.
DES MOINES, Iowa--Growing at a rate of 20 percent per year for the past five years has earned Midwest Alarm Service "diamond distributor" recognition from Notifier Fire Systems, a division of Honeywell, at the distributors' annual conference, Oct 11.
Midwest Alarm does much of its business in the construction market, said Dustin Smyth, president of the company.
NORMAL, Ill.-- State Farm Insurance officials said their successful collaboration here with sprinkler advocates, a manufacturer, and a local installer to provide fire sprinklers for six Habitat for Humanity homes will spur them to look for opportunities elsewhere in the country to do the same thing.
DENTON, Texas--Following two suspicious church fires, the Denton Fire Department on Nov. 11 warned local church officials to be vigilant and to ensure that fire alarms and fire suppression equipment are in good working order, according to a report from NBC 5 KXAS.