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Technology gives fire firm agility

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01/01/2004

BURNABY, British Columbia - A fire firm here is seeing efficiencies, including significant advances on its competition, by adopting new technology for its field service personnel and back office functions.

Over the last year, Bartec Fire Safety Systems has seen savings of about one to two hours per days for each of its 15 technicians and sales staff by implementing Tablet PCs, used as virtual workstations, said company president Rob Barrett.

Fire bill: UL alarm inspections needed

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01/01/2004

AUGUSTA, Maine - Fire alarm installers here are advocating the introduction of a bill that would require third-party inspection and certification of certain fire alarm systems and would standardize the inspection process throughout the entire state.

The proposed bill, which is yet unnamed, would relieve the burden of system inspections from the fire marshal’s office by naming a third party to conduct inspections of fire alarm systems, according to Harty Norris, president of fire alarm firm Norris Inc.

Copperstate Technologies rebounds with GSA listing

Fire firm emerges reinvigorated from bankrupt parent Intellisec
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01/01/2004

GLENDALE, Ariz. - A fire protection firm here has become one of only a handful of fire companies in the Southwest to secure what company officials expect will be a lucrative General Services Administration schedule, less than a year and a half after being bought out of bankruptcy from its failing parent company.

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

Builder, city team for sprinklers in housing development
WILSONVILLE, Ore. - A home builder and city officials here have struck an agreement for a new development that would include indoor sprinkler protection in each home in the development.

UL reviews fire panels

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01/01/2004

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Upcoming changes to standards that govern the design and operation of fire panels have manufacturers in the industry working hard to keep up.

Sprinkler official charged with fraud

Plan reviewer rubber-stamped designs from his own companies
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01/01/2004

MIAMI - A former Miami-Dade county fire sprinkler official arrested on fraud charges in early 2003 was awaiting trial in early January on charges that he improperly owned two sprinkler companies and accepted bribes from others while he worked as a sprinkler inspector.

Istvan “Steven” Fazekas, a former engineer for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, will answer a litany of charges, including bribery, money laundering and perjury that stem from his tenure as the sole sprinkler design reviewer in the Miami-Dade County.

Sprinklers not common in homes

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

QUINCY, Mass. - Despite the fact that more than 90 percent of homeowners view home fire sprinkler systems as an effective fire prevention tool, only slightly more than half of homeowners in the United States are aware that the devices could be installed in the home, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Fire Protection Association.

Fire design firm to reap rewards with GSA

Notifier ESD Antronnix derives 90 percent of its businsess from the federal sector
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12/01/2003

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. - A fire firm that already has 90 percent of its customer base in the federal sector has struck a contract to have its equipment and services listed on the GSA supply website.

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

VA approves grant for new fire system

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts will be the recipient of a Department of Veterans Affairs grant that has been conditionally approved to outfit the Chelsea Soldier’s Home with a new fire alarm system.

The grant will pay for 65 percent of the fire alarm system’s total cost, which is about $10.

Antronnix outfits Blair House

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12/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Dignitaries visiting Washington as the official guest of the President will have little idea of the whirlwind fire installation project that a local fire design firm recently completed to upgrade the life safety system at the Blair House.

The project, which was conducted by Antronnix, was completed in three days with two shifts of 16 installers each, normally a job that would have taken three to five weeks.

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