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School district opts for Balco, Guardian

December 12, 2014SSN Staff

SEMINOLE, Texas—Plagued with false alarms, surly technnicians and other problems, Seminole Independent School District Board members unanimously decided to dump their current integrator and go with Balco for fire alarm system installation and repairs at its junior high, according to a report in the Seminole Sentinel. The full price of the Balco contract is $88,870, according to the report. The board also agreed to install security cameras at the elementary school, using about $30,000 in federal...

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Sprinkler system malfunctions, floods restaurant

May 10, 2013SSN Staff

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Dioli's Trattoria, an Italian restaurant here, is expected to be closed until the middle of the month as a result of being flooded by a faulty fire sprinkler, according to an article from the News & Record, a newspaper based in Greensboro, N.C. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. on May 8 when water flowed into the restaurant from the fire sprinkler system in the Stevens Center, the space the restaurant leases belonging to the University of North Carolina School of the...

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Fire destroys home after alarm fails to send signal

April 8, 2013SSN Staff

VALRICO, Fla.—A family's home in this Tampa suburb was destroyed by fire in August after an ADT fire alarm did not send a signal to the monitoring center, according to an article from ABC Action News in Tampa. A history report that the family of the home obtained from ADT shows their panel never alerted the monitoring center, the article said. Hillsborough County fire investigators blame an electrical problem. According to an expert cited in the article, an electrical problem could include...

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Faulty fire alarm prompts investigation

April 3, 2013SSN Staff

HOLLISTON, Mass.—At a restaurant in this suburb west of Boston, a fire alarm was pulled but did not trigger a response from the local fire department, according to an article from The MetroWest Daily News, a newspaper based in Framingham, Mass. The town administrator said the alarm malfunctioned because it did not register with the company that remotely monitors the fire alarms at the Pinecrest Golf Club, where the restaurant is located, according to the article. At around 3 p.m. Sunday, a...

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Officials claim owner delayed alarm installation

February 27, 2013SSN Staff

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Nassau County fire officials claim that a property owner of Hempstead Village apartments, where a deadly fire claimed two lives last week, was slow in putting in a new automatic fire alarm system, according to an article from FireEngineering.com. The apartment complex had several previous violations with the Nassau County fire marshal's office, according to the article, and management had been ordered before Hurricane Sandy struck to install a new fire alarm system, officials...

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Airport evacuated after alarm malfunction

February 20, 2013SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a fire alarm malfunctioned, according to an article from the Austin-American Statesman, a newspaper based here. At 1:25 p.m. a fire alarm rang, causing those who had gone through security to be taken to the tarmac, while those who had not cleared security were forced to leave through the front entrance, the report said. An “all-clear” was issued about 10 minutes later, and passengers were...

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Pennsylvania town looks to replace old fire alarms

February 13, 2013SSN Staff

EMMAUS, Pa.—The city council in this Philadelphia suburb wants to do away with its 60-year-old Gamewell fire alarm system, according to a report from the East Penn News. The antiquated system, installed in 1953 and still connected to seven buildings, costs the town $455 a month to run. While the fire boxes run on an independent power supply and tend to keep working even when power outages occur, a recent study recommended that the houses get rid of the boxes and replace them with a modern private...

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Hotel evacuates guests due to faulty fire alarms

January 10, 2013SSN Staff

SCRANTON, Pa.—A Clarion hotel here shut down Tuesday night because of problems with its fire alarm system, according to a report from wnep.com. The hotel had a small fire in its basement last weekend and the fire alarms did not go off. Mike Seitzinger, the city's director of inspections and permits, went with firefighters to the hotel and found that the electrical panel that controls the fire alarms was not working. The hotel may have been without fire protection for weeks or even months, the...

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False alarm triggers book scare at Library of Congress

November 6, 2012SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—A fire alarm inside the Library of Congress' Rare Book Division was triggered Monday, according to multiple reports. The alarm, though false, still prompted police to evacuate the building and call in a hazardous material truck. Though the alarm sounded, none of the automatic sprinklers were triggered, so the books were unharmed. The malfunctioning alarm is part of a new fire-detection system that the Architect of the Capitol is installing. The agency is investigating potential reasons...

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