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.
DENVER--Saying the purchase complements its other investments, KRG Capital Partners, a private equity firm based here, made its first foray into the security industry in October with the acquisition of East Coast Fire Protection Inc., of Richmond, Va.
WASHINGTON--Proposed national legislation that would give financial incentives to colleges and universities that install life safety equipment is being closely watched by the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association.
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WASHINGTON--Nancy McNabb has been appointed director of government affairs for the National Fire Protection Association.
McNabb comes to the job with experience in both construction and code enforcement.
WASHINGTON--On Capitol Hill, fire safety advocates have embarked on a new initiative to raise awareness about fire detection equipment.
Their motto, "Fire detection plus fire suppression equals fire safety," seeks to remind people that the safest environment has both fire detection and fire suppression equipment professionally installed, said John Chwat, director of government relations for the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association.
WALTHAM, Mass.--If a proposed city ordinance here passes, owners of existing residential hotels, rooming houses and college dormitories may be required to install fire sprinkler systems, the Daily News Tribune reported.
PHILADELPHIA--The long-term effects remain to be seen, but according to an industry attorney, a recent verdict on the Grinnell-Mobil/First Union fire sprinkler case highlights some red flags for contractors.
In late August, the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a verdict that found Grinnell Fire Protection, now known as SimplexGrinnell, partially liable for a 1997 warehouse fire that destroyed documents belonging to Mobil Oil Corp.