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Fire detection proponent watches university fire sprinkler bill

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11/01/2005

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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NFSA makes history

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SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

PATTERSON, N.Y.

McNabb tapped for NFPA director of gov't affairs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

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.

Tax bill has alarm fee reminder

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SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

GEORGETOWN, S.C.

NBFAA initiative touts fire detection on The Hill

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11/01/2005

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.

Sprinklers required, indirectly

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SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

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.

Industry lawyer draws lessons from $60M verdict

Penn. court finds Grinnell partially liable for documents destroyed in '97 warehouse blaze
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11/01/2005

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.

KRG enters security space with ECFP buy

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11/01/2005

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.

Experts say: "U.S. sprinkler mandate by 2007"

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10/01/2005

QUINCY, Mass.--Fire protection officials believe a recently approved fire sprinkler model code is further evidence that fire sprinklers will soon be required in all nursing homes.

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