MARKHAM, Ontario - A new standard aimed to raise the bar on the monitoring of fire alarm and sprinkler systems in Canada is now going through the final UnderwritersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Laboratories of Canada approval process.
Known as CAN/ULC S561, the standard has already been through myriad committees and review processes over the past few years.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - In early June, legislation that would exempt fire safety equipment from being taxed had yet to report out of PennsylvaniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s House Committee on Finance, where it was introduced April 8.
CHARDON, Ill. - After five years in business, a small, four-man sprinkler fabrication and installation shop here has revamped its company image with the introduction of a new name and some professional marketing materials to promote its new identity.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Fire protection engineering firm Hughes Associates has expanded its regional office to keep up with demand for its services in the greater Denver and Rocky Mountain region, thanks to a boom here in construction.
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?