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MBFAA wants better enforcement of fire alarm inspections

March 25, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

PORTLAND, Maine—When this city instituted a new inspection sticker program for fire alarms in commercial businesses and multi-unit residences a few years ago, the industry supported it as a way to ensure public safety and create a level playing field for local fire alarm companies.But now the Maine Burglar & Fire Alarm Association says the city is not properly enforcing the inspection requirements, creating a disadvantage for companies that do follow the regulation, which Portland was the first...

Chris Pirone, Maine Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, MBFAA, Miles Haskell, Portland Fire Prevention Bureau, Protection Professionals, Rich Brobst Jr., South Portland Fire Department

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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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