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.
DAYTON, Ohio--Shortly after adding security products into the fold, Accurate Fire relocated to a larger office last month and expects to do the same, again, next spring.
The company remains based here after the move, upgrading to 2,000 square feet from 1,500 square feet.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ohio--A revision to the village building code here calls for fire suppression sprinklers to be installed for any remodeling job involving more than half the structure, reported the Daily Herald.
Currently, any renovation that exceeds 25 percent of the building's assessed valuation must be have a suppression system, but the paper reported that cost estimates had a way of coming in just under that figure.
QUINCY, Mass.--Members of the National Fire Protection Association voted to adopt the 2006 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code in June at the organization's annual conference in Las Vegas--the first model code in the country to require automatic sprinkler detection in new one- and two-family homes.
PITTSBURGH--Vector Security announced a partnership with Kidde and regional ABC television affiliate WNEP-TV in mid-June, which was designed to distribute 10,000 smoke alarms to needy families within 17 Northeastern Pennsylvania counties through regional fire departments, and to provide fire and carbon monoxide prevention information to viewers.
Through the program, entitled "Operation Save a Life," smoke alarms are being provided by Kidde, a manufacturer of fire safety products.
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.