WESTMINSTER, Mass. - Despite Tyco Safety Products plans to slash 400 of 766 manufacturing positions within its products unit by the end of the year, the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s high-end fire products division.
GILBERT, Ariz. - As a result of a new ordinance that takes effect this month, in-home daycare facilities in this Phoenix suburb can increase the amount of children they care for, to 10 from five, provided they enlist the services of a UL-approved fire monitoring firm.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. - In what could be a real boon for UL-listed fire, security and alarm monitoring companies, Underwriters Laboratories has rolled out a web site listing hundreds of security companies with the UL stamp of approval.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The State Committee of Public Health in Alabama has adopted a new rule that requires 70 nursing homes throughout the state to have complete sprinkler systems installed in each facility.
BOSTON - Massachusetts could require all bars and nightclubs that cater to 50 people or more to install fire sprinklers within three years, if a fire safety bill now under consideration in the senate is passed.
House Bill 4550 has cleared the house and is now under final discussion.
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.