ROCKLAND, Mass. - Further validating its business model, MIJA announced that the International Code Council has amended its International Fire Code to allow the use of electronic monitoring devices, such as those produced by MIJA, to supplement 30-day interval inspections.
BOCAÃ‚Â RATON,Ã‚Â Fla. - SimplexGrinnell has created an organization that brings together architectural and engineering firms to address fire code compliance and related issues for commercial construction, upgrades and retrofits.
ZEELAND, Mich. - A revision to UL Standard 1971, relating to signaling devices for the hearing impaired, intended to make horn strobe installation easier for the installer has had the opposite effect so far.
SAN DIEGO - A customer retention rate of 98 percent is not the only reason the fire and security consulting firm TVA Fire & Life Safety continues to experience 20 percent growth year after year. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also a result of investing back into the business, signing new clients and meeting the needs of the market.
CHICAGO - Norb Makowka was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Association of Fire Equipment DistributorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ conference. The award is given to those who have made contributions to the association and industry.
CALGARY, Alberta - The Calgary Fire Department is moving ahead with plans to establish its own monitoring center for fire calls, promising to work with private industry and not compete against it.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not trying to jump in there and push anyone out of the way,Ã¢â‚¬Â said John Conley, public information officer for the Calgary Fire Department.
HURST, Texas - A year after embarking on a marketing plan to boost business, Fire Systems Design is realizing the fruits of its labor with a substantial increase in fire installations and a workforce that has nearly doubled in size.
The Notifier distributor employs 35 people, up from 20 employees a year ago, with projects that keep crews busy nearly around the clock.
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.