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Las Vegas fire debate nears formal resolution

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04/01/2003

LAS VEGAS - A controversial policy introduced more than a year ago to institute verified response for fire alarms here is near a formal resolution between fire officials and alarm industry representatives, according to local fire officials.

A series of meetings and communications between officials at the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association have resulted in a document that will be distributed to alarm industry officials and local alarm companies.

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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

NFPA to offer building code seminar
QUINCY, Mass. - A two-day seminar on NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code will be held May 16 and 17 before the opening of the 2003 NFPA World Safety Conference & Exposition in Dallas, which runs May 18 through May 21.

Testing, inspection bill moves through House

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03/01/2003

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - A bill that calls for the certification of fire sprinkler testing and inspection technicians is making its way through the Utah legislature and is expected to become law with little opposition, according to industry officials.

At press time, HB47, which would only apply to commercial or other public sprinkler systems, had been passed by the House and was waiting for approval from the state senate.

Fire firm plans growth with niche business, added marketing plans

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03/01/2003

HURST, Texas - A small but top-tier Notifier distributor here is already hard at work toward reaching its goals for 2003, armed with a new focus on marketing and plans to boost its inspection and testing business as well as its installed base.

To accomplish those goals, Fire Systems Design, a 20-employee company located here in suburban Fort Worth, has hired Todd Burgart as its marketing director to actively promote the company to local commercial customers, engineers and the life safety community.

Fire group merges into GBFAA

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03/01/2003

DULUTH, Ga. - The group representing fire alarm dealers in Georgia in late January joined with the Georgia Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, the second group to join an alarm association within a year.

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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

NYC adopts NEC code

NEW YORK - New York City has adopted NFPA 70, the National Electric Code from the National Fire Protection Association, as the city’s new electrical code, with some localized amendments.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has also indicated he intends to update the city’s electrical code to the 2002 NEC edition next year, according to NFPA officials.

Group approves concept of sprinkler tax break

A fire advocacy group has endorsed the idea of a federal sprinkler tax break incentive
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02/01/2003

WASHINGTON -The advisory committee of one of the country’s most powerful fire protection advocacy groups has endorsed the concept of a federal tax break as an incentive for the installation of fire sprinkler systems in residential and commercial buildings.

Although the movement for the tax incentive is still in its infancy, sprinkler industry officials said that the resolution from the National Advisory Council of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, a non-profit group that educates members of Congress on fire issues, is one of the first major steps in the development of legislation and an important stride toward broadening awareness of the issue.

Illinois legis. passes sprinkler contractor bill

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02/01/2003

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Legislators here in December voted to approve the passage of legislation that mandates a licensing program for sprinkler contractors in the state.

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