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.
QUINCY, Mass. - In March, the board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association voted to consolidate the NFPAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fall Education Conference into its World Conference and Safety Exposition.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Just in time for the 130th running of AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most famous horse race, Siemens Building Technologies has provided Churchill Downs with a new fire protection system as part of the trackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $121 million renovation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In early March, the state House of Representatives here unanimously passed a nursing home safety bill that would require all nursing homes to disclose to prospective residents whether their facilities have sprinkler systems.
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.