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.
CHICAGO - ForÃ‚Â Barry Waterman, president of Acme Sprinkler Service Co. based here, fire sprinklers are an important life safety measure that is often overlooked due to the supposed cost of installation and equipment.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Building Committee has approved an ordinance that requires all commercial high-rise buildings to have fully installed sprinkler systems by 2016, with at least one-third of each building updated every four years starting this month. But the measure leaves out any such requirement for residential buildings.
MIAMI - A year and one half after becoming a strategic partner of Edwards Systems Technology, Integrated Security Systems has increased revenue from fire installations by 50 percent.
The company expected to close with $400,000 in revenue from fire installations in 2003, and foresees ending this coming year with $1 million on that side of its business, according to Michael Smith, director of sales and marketing.
Prince Edward Island adopts latest NFPA safety codes
QUINCY, Mass. - The National Fire Protection Association announced that the Province of Prince Edward Island has adopted the 2003 edition of NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code and the 2003 Edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?