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.
WESTMINSTER, Mass. - In order to help Rhode Island businesses comply with the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new laws for fire safety, SimplexGrinnell is allowing those businesses to lease their systems rather than buy them.
BOSTON - More than a year after 100 people were killed in a deadly nightclub fire in neighboring Rhode Island, Massachusetts lawmakers are moving forward with legislation that would strengthen sprinkler requirements, increase inspector training and create strict penalties for violators.
The legislation would require sprinklers in all nightclubs with an occupancy of 50 or more, provide discounted loans and insurance rate incentives for nightclub owners and set up training and enforcement standards.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A series of fatal fires at nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the state has prompted the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s legislative members to draft more than 10 bills, all relating to requiring sprinkler systems and better fire protection in nursing homes.
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.