LAS VEGAS - The city of Las Vegas has adopted NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code, 2003 edition, as the model for the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fire code. The cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fire and rescue officials completed amending the code to ensure that it meets the specific needs of Las Vegas in February.
WASHINGTON - Following a rash of fatal fires over the past few months, involving a motel, elderly care facilities and a high-rise office building, a bill that would allow tax breaks for the installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems is gaining co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.
Although the additional cosponsors - 106 so far - are not directly linked to the recent fire deaths, the incidents Ã¢â‚¬Å“are certainly going to keep the conscious level up,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jim Dalton, director of public fire protection for the National Fire Sprinkler Association.
SAN DIEGO - TVA Fire & Life Safety, a growing fire safety and risk management company here, has tapped a loss prevention and industrial risk executive to build its loss control business and use that sector as a gateway for promoting its other service offerings.
With the appointment of Dana Parker as executive vice president of business development, TVA, a 20-year-old company, is looking to boost its revenues in the loss control sector by 30 percent over the next year, said Jim Tomes, president of TVA.
HURST, Texas - Fire Systems Design has won a contract to supply the Garland, Texas, school district with a Notifier fire alarm system that will support the districts more than 80 schools and support buildings.
With a student population of more than 55,000, the Garland, Texas, Independent School District, the 13th largest district in Texas, has set a five-year upgrade schedule.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Officials at Tyco International have tapped an up and coming ADT vice president to serve as the new chief of SimplexGrinnell, TycoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s integrated fire alarm and fire sprinkler business.
NEW ORLEANS - City officials here have approved a plan to reduce the cost of tying into the water system for a fire sprinkler system, a proposal designed to encourage the use of sprinklers after the fatal nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I.
WESTMINSTER, Mass. - Manufacturing and administrative personnel at a Tyco Fire & Security location here were cut by about 75 jobs in January, reductions that stem from a corporate edict issued last fall to slash more than 5,000 employees.
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.
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.