HURST, Texas - The Republic Group of Insurance Companies has selected Fire Systems Design, a Notifier distributor based here, to serve as the contractor for the retrofit fire alarm installation in the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 314,000 square foot headquarters in Dallas.
The new system will include a Notifier AM-2020 fire alarm control panel with remote audio paging capabilities and multiple XPIQ transponders distributed throughout the building for audio amplification.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - City lawmakers here have drafted an ordinance that would require all buildings in the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s downtown area to be fitted with a fire sprinkler system after a fire leveled a building in that section of the city in May, according to The Barre Times/Montpelier Argus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The general manager of a Notifier distributor here has developed a web resource that combines the product specifications of these manufacturers, and others, into a single spot on the web.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California state officials in late July adopted the National Fire Protection AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s newest building and fire codes, which will provide the basis for the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own building and fire codes.
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.
LAKEÃ‚Â MARY,Ã‚Â 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 groupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s executive director, Larry Neibauer, in late June.
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.
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.
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.