WESTMINSTER,Ã‚Â Mass.-SimplexGrinnell could be soon expanding the scope of its General Services Administration work, with an agreement now in the works for a GSA Schedule for fire and security systems.
MINNEAPOLIS-Despite more than a year of rallying members to vote for the passage of NFPA 72-381, a proposal that would require that fire alarms be certified, failed by only one vote, 80-81. At least one alarm industry organization said it plans to file an appeal.
LAKE MARY, Fla.-A new member group that encompasses fire companies in the central Virginia area has formed as a member association of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association, the AFAA's 25th such member organization.
LAS VEGAS-More than two months after meeting to discuss the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue's controversial verified response policy, officials at the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and the LVFR are reviewing details of the policy to try to reach common ground.
Leaders of the NBFAA, the LVFR and the Nevada Association of Security Professionals met at the ISC Expo in March and established a dialogue.
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.