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California first to adopt new codes

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California state officials in late July adopted the National Fire Protection Association’s newest building and fire codes, which will provide the basis for the state’s own building and fire codes.

Sprinkler tax bill clears hurdle

Companion legislation to bill introduced in Senate
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09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - A piece of legislation that seeks to offer tax incentives for the installation of automation fire sprinkler systems has found its Capitol Hill companion in a bill that was introduced in August to the Senate.

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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

AFAA names new executive director

LAKE MARY, Fla. - Thomas Hammerberg, former vice president, education for the Automatic Fire Alarm Association, has been named president/executive director of the association, following the death of the group’s executive director, Larry Neibauer, in late June.

Code writers need volunteers

Development process relies on input from industry, others
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09/01/2003

SILVER SPRING, Md. - While efforts are underway at the National Fire Protection Association to devise installation and maintenance standards for security systems, similar efforts are struggling to get off the ground by other groups in an effort to bring their own version of those standards to the industry.

New codes adopted by NFPA council after fire

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09/01/2003

QUINCY, Mass. - A host of changes to fire and safety codes were given the nod by the Standards Council of the National fire Protection Association in late July, changes that were first proposed in the wake of the fatal Rhode Island nightclub fire and the crowd crush in Chicago.

Sprinkler system firm relocates to larger facility

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08/01/2003

WATERBURY, Conn. - Superior Fire Protection, a 5-year-old fire sprinkler system company, was scheduled to move to larger headquarters this month in a 16,500-square-foot building in Naugatuck, Conn.

More House members sign onto HR 1824

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Six additional members of the U.S House of Representatives have signed on to HR 1824, a bill that seeks to provide tax incentives for the installation of automatic sprinkler systems, according to the American Fire Sprinkler Association.

USFA to push for home sprinklers

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Together with fire protection industry officials, an independent federal agency in mid-July released a report detailing a national advocacy strategy for the use of fire suppression and sprinkler systems.

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SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Sprinklers proposed for homes

MONTGOMERY, Md. - Council members here in late July submitted legislation that would require built-in fire sprinkler systems in all new residential structures in the county.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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