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ICC okays electronic monitors

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

ROCKLAND, Mass. - Further validating its business model, MIJA announced that the International Code Council has amended its International Fire Code to allow the use of electronic monitoring devices, such as those produced by MIJA, to supplement 30-day interval inspections.

Jade’s fire business to rival alarm side

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07/01/2004

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With interest in fire-related services growing, traditional alarm firm Jade Alarm Co.

SimplexGrinnell forms industry group

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07/01/2004

BOCA RATON, Fla. - SimplexGrinnell has created an organization that brings together architectural and engineering firms to address fire code compliance and related issues for commercial construction, upgrades and retrofits.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

Assembly Bill 2343 reaches Senate floor
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Assembly has passed Assembly Bill 2343, known as Fire Sprinklers in School Modernization Projects.

UL revision causes stir

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07/01/2004

ZEELAND, Mich. - A revision to UL Standard 1971, relating to signaling devices for the hearing impaired, intended to make horn strobe installation easier for the installer has had the opposite effect so far.

NAFED issues its top award

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

CHICAGO - Norb Makowka was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors’ conference. The award is given to those who have made contributions to the association and industry.

Calgary Fire Dept. to take over monitoring

Adds own monitoring center for fire calls, promises to not compete with private stations
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06/01/2004

CALGARY, Alberta - The Calgary Fire Department is moving ahead with plans to establish its own monitoring center for fire calls, promising to work with private industry and not compete against it.
“We’re not trying to jump in there and push anyone out of the way,” said John Conley, public information officer for the Calgary Fire Department.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

Tenn. okays smoke detectors for elderly care facilities
NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Proactive approach prompts growth

Fire Systems Design workforce dramatically increases a year later
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06/01/2004

HURST, Texas - A year after embarking on a marketing plan to boost business, Fire Systems Design is realizing the fruits of its labor with a substantial increase in fire installations and a workforce that has nearly doubled in size.

The Notifier distributor employs 35 people, up from 20 employees a year ago, with projects that keep crews busy nearly around the clock.

Michigan Governor signs law requiring smoke detectors

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06/01/2004

LANSING, Mich. - A new set of laws requiring all pre-1974 housing units in Michigan to install smoke alarms moved through the Legislature and went into effect in early May with no opposition or input from installation and monitoring companies.

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