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Former FDNY commissioner: Mass notification would have helped during 9/11

December 11, 2013Amy Canfield

NORTHFORD, Conn.—It has been more than a decade since two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, changing the lives of Americans forever, and resulting in the deaths of 2,750 people. Could it happen again? Thanks to the evolution of situational awareness technology and mass notification systems, the mass casualties could be mitigated, Tom Von Essen said at a press conference at Honeywell Life Safety, based here. Von Essen was the commissioner of the New York Fire Department during...

9/11, FDNY, Honeywell, Tom Von Essen, World Trade Center

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FDNY approves network and cell communications for primary fire signaling

August 22, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

NEW YORK—For the first time, the City of New York Fire Department has approved the use of cellular and network communicators for primary fire alarm signaling to central stations—and Digital Monitoring Products is said to be the first manufacturer to win the approval for its network and cellular products. “As far as we know, we're the first to gain the approval,” Terry Shelton, director of product quality assurance for the Springfield, Mo.-based independent manufacturer,...

AFA Protective Systems, Digital Monitoring Products (DMP), FDNY, Mark Hillenburg, Richard Kleinman, Security Systems News (SSN), Terry Shelton

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Fire companies in NYC will need certificate to inspect and service

June 20, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—By August, anyone who inspects, tests or services fire alarm systems in New York City must be officially certified to do so by the city's fire department.The new requirement is a good one, according to the Metropolitan Burglar & Fire Alarm Association of New York (MBFAA), which is based here.“The industry feels that this is a positive move,” Alan Glasser, executive director of the MBFAA, told Security Systems News. He said the requirement “now ensures that the...

Alan Glasser, American Security Systems, Certificate of Fitness, FDNY, Larry Dolin, MBFAA, Metropolitan Burglar & Fire Alarm Association of New York, S-97, Security Systems News (SSN), T-97

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Breaking new ground at the World Trade Center

November 4, 2010Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—Designing and building the security systems and security operation of the World Trade Center complex is a process that involves a staggering number of stakeholders. There are government entities, architects, engineers, contractors, and law enforcement—to name a few—and many of them have not worked together before. The New York Police Department, the Port Authority Police Department, and the Fire Department of New York were among those all working very closely with WTC security. “There...

Brian Coulombe, DVS, FDNY, Frank Santamorena, Louis Barani, NYPD, Philip Santore, Port Authority Police Department, Tower 1, Tower 7, World Trade Center, WTC

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