QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association’s new vision and mission statement will include pursuing a deeper understanding of stakeholders and how the NFPA can help them do their jobs better, according to president Jim Pauley.
STILLWATER, Okla.—Current fire alarms work fine for the general population, but they can cause big problems for students with special needs and for teachers who are charged with safely evacuating them.
SUWANEE, Ga.— BuildingReports, an inspection reporting services company, recently released its first benchmark report based on inspection data from more than 120 million fire and life safety devices. And the company plans to follow up with additional reports that provide a more detailed look at the data.
NORTHFORD, Conn.—Building a fire alarm system from the ground up; when to use IP or cellular or both in alternative communication systems; and customizing emergency messages for mass notification systems. Silent Knight’s new blog covers those topics and more.
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.— Siemens Building Technologies, based here, is recalling about 9,000 audible fire alarm bases because they can fail to sound an alarm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Sept. 18.
SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, Quebec—A Chinese fire manufacturer plans to build a $30 million new plant in this city near Montreal next year. However, its plan to eventually target the U.S. market could face challenges, according to an industry analyst.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Private equity firm Behrman Capital likes BECO Holding Company, a wholesale distributor of fire equipment based here, so much that it recently bought the company back after selling it four years ago.
PATTERSON, N.Y.—New fire sprinkler legislation signed into law this summer in New York state will not only protect the public but could lead to increased business and perhaps state licensing for sprinkler contractors, according to a National Fire Sprinkler Association spokesman.
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.