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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2003

NFPA elects trustees to research group

QUINCY, Mass. - Three trustees have been appointed to the governing body of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a nonprofit group studying fire risk and fire safety affiliated with the National Fire Protection Association.

UL repositions fire division

Division will increase focus on installers, AHJ community
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05/01/2003

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - As part of a repositioning of the fire protection sector of the industry’s most prominent testing and certification agency, Underwriters Laboratories has restructured that part of its organization and hired a director of business development to explore the division’s new opportunities.

RJA secures GSA schedule

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05/01/2003

FAIRFAX, Va. - Fire protection engineering firm Rolf Jensen & Associates has been awarded a federal supply schedule from the General Services Administration, a listing that could make the company a more attractive vendor in the federal market.

NFPA reviews codes after club fire

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05/01/2003

QUINCY, Mass. - Members of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee are looking at revisions to four of the life safety organization’s codes at an emergency meeting in mid-March following a fatal nightclub fire in Rhode Island and a crowd crush at a club in Chicago, incidents that killed 120 people in February.

Tyco hires new fire, security division head

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05/01/2003

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - As a result of more accounting issues, this time in its European Fire & Security division, Tyco officials last month announced that it had fired division head Jerry Boggess and replaced him with the chief of another Tyco division.

Officials gave no specific reason for Boggess’ departure, but the termination follows a reorganization of the European fire and security division under a single management team and the compliance of that business to certain accounting and other policies, according to the company.

Gauge company to extinguish need for 30 day inspections

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05/01/2003

ROCKLAND, Mass. - A pressure gauge manufacturer that supplies the industry’s top fire extinguisher makers is set to roll out a new gauge apparatus designed to monitor the extinguisher’s pressure and location through a monitored fire alarm or security control panel.

Las Vegas fire debate nears formal resolution

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04/01/2003

LAS VEGAS - A controversial policy introduced more than a year ago to institute verified response for fire alarms here is near a formal resolution between fire officials and alarm industry representatives, according to local fire officials.

A series of meetings and communications between officials at the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association have resulted in a document that will be distributed to alarm industry officials and local alarm companies.

Bill seeks to change building code

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04/01/2003

AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill before the Maine legislature is seeking to change the building code that fire companies and the construction industry in the state adhere to.

Under the bill, Maine’s different municipalities, which now subscribe to codes individually chosen by the municipality, would all meet the requirements of the Building Officials Code Administrators International, known as the BOCA code.

Gentex reports profit increase of 43 percent

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

ZEELAND, Mich. - Commercial fire products manufacturer Gentex reported record revenues and an increase of 43 percent in net income for the fourth quarter of 2002 ending Dec.

Delaware fire bill introduced

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04/01/2003

DOVER, Del. - A bill that would institute tighter restrictions on false fire alarms around the state remains under review by the House Public Safety Committee, after its introduction to state legislators in February.

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