IRVINE, Calif. - Consolidated Fire Protection found itself under new ownership the first week of March as Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based investment firm, purchased the full-service fire company from Caltius Private Equity Partners and Westar Capital.
WORCESTER, Mass. - With the aid of funds from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, professors at Worcester Polytechnic InstituteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fire safety studies department are in the midst of developing a digital library of information for the fire and life safety industry.
TACOMA, Wash. - Having doubled its revenue every year since it started, Evergreen Fire & Security is branching out beyond its government fire contracts and working to build the commercial side of the business.
CHICAGO-- - For Jeff Gibson, regional sales manager at BlazeMaster, who worked several years to see non-metallic sprinkler pipe permitted in fire retrofits in the city, the revised ordinance that allows non-metal pipes in the city here marks the end of a journey.
Gibson spent three years convincing officials within the government here to consider changing their position on the material.
CHICAGO - The landmark ordinance that was approved here late last year, requiring all commercial high rises within the city to install fire sprinklers by 2016, also includes a passage that allows non-metal pipes, such as chlorinated polyvinyl chloride material, in fire-sprinkler installations for the first time.
In Section 5 of the Substitute Ordinance, the City Council of the City of Chicago inserted the new Section 13-196-207.
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.