GOODYEAR, Ariz.--Low overall voter turnout and a successful get-out-the-vote effort by the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona accounted for the September defeat of fire sprinkler referendums in the cities of Goodyear and Avondale, said city officials.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Fire control panels manufactured by Digital Monitoring Products are the first network communication alarms to receive approval to be used as a secondary, or back-up, communications channels for fire system central station monitoring in New York City, the company announced last month.
WASHINGTON--Proposed national legislation that would give homeowners and commercial property owners financial incentives to retrofit their buildings with fire sprinklers may come up for a vote as early as this fall.
Called the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, this legislation would amend the Internal Revenue Service code to give tax advantages to anyone who retrofits a home or commercial property with fire sprinklers.
QUINCY, Mass.--The installation of more residential fire sprinklers was among the recommendations included in a study about fires fatalities in the United States, released by the National Fire Protection Association in July.
Tess talks to Carter Rierson, founder and president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, on the need for emergency communications systems in schools in light of school shootings and other emergencies. He advocates a multitiered approach and calls on fire and security manufacturers to work together to come up with ECS solutions that combine the best security and fire technologies.