IRVING, Texas--Saying they're happy to have a seat at the table, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced that its president, Merlin Gilbeau, will join the International Code Council advisory board.
"Not only will we have a better idea what's going on with the ICC, so we can stay on top of it and convey that information to our membership, we can also bring issues that the ICC hasn't thought of to their attention," said Georgia Calaway, NBFAA communications director.
Fire Chief David Burns told the City Council that November, 2004's false fire alarm ordinance isn't doing
the job, reported The Des Moines Register.
False alarms have increased 30 percent this year, he said.
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and the Western Burglar & Fire Alarm Association Unilateral Apprenticeship and Training Committee developed a four-year distance learning apprenticeship program for fire/life safety and low-voltage technicians in California thanks to a $150,000 donation by four industry leaders.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Security industry officials are trying to turn back the clock on an increase to the state's prevailing wage requirement for publicly funded security projects, a change that has nearly doubled the hourly rate paid to technicians for some alarm companies.
SAVANNAH--Floyd Johnson was at the right place at the right time and saved the life of one of his customers.
In August, Johnson, a technician with ADS Security, finished an installation early and decided he had enough time to install a keypad at another customer's house in the neighborhood.