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Council candidates contemplate sprinklers for old buildings

October 22, 2013SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—In the wake of a devastating six-alarm fire Oct. 17 at an apartment building here, City Council candidates are thinking of ways to encourage owners of older buildings to retrofit the structures with fire sprinklers. Another Redwood City apartment complex burned in July, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported. Both buildings were built before the fire code required sprinklers. Candidates suggested seeking a federal grant or other source of money to help offset the cost of...

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State Systems adds sprinkler division

May 5, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—State Systems, a provider of life safety and security systems based here, has joined a small but growing trend in the industry: the addition of fire sprinkler division. Company president Bob McBride told Security Systems News that the new division was added in February and is expected to bring in significant revenue. “Our goal is to grow it to $1 million a year within five years,” he said. In business for 25 years, the company does about $10 million in revenues. It...

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PA fire sprinkler measure under attack

March 10, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

PATTERSON, N.Y.—A new Pennsylvania law requiring automatic fire sprinkler systems in all new one- and two-family homes as of Jan. 1 was battling for survival this week in the General Assembly. A bill that would allow builders to opt out of the sprinkler requirement and instead require additional fireproofing of floor construction if sprinklers aren't used won approval in that state's House of Representatives on March 7 by a margin of nearly 4 to 1. The bill also appeared to have strong support...

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Super-regional aims to increase RMR with sprinklers

December 9, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, a super-regional based here, has done something out of the ordinary: It recently acquired a fire sprinkler company and turned it into Select Security's new sprinkler division. Company president Patrick Egan said Select Security's purchase of Fire Systems Inc. of Ephrata, Pa. is unusual for a security company, but makes good business sense. It will lead to new sprinkler and alarm customers for Select Security, and generate additional RMR as the company takes over...

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