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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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CO poisonings in two states may lead to expanded detector requirements

March 12, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Calls to expand mandates for carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings in New York and Maine have resulted from recent cases in those states of poisonings by the deadly gas—one of them fatal. Fire alarm companies in both states told Security Systems News they support expansion of state CO laws and gave suggestions on cost effective ways businesses could add detectors. On Feb. 22 in a Long Island, N.Y. mall, 26 people were sickened at a Legal Sea Foods restaurant...

Bob Williams, Briscoe Protective, carbon monoxide, Maine Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, Protection Professionals, Rich Brobst Jr.

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Mice and men: False alarms and blame in rural Maine

April 3, 2012Rich Miller

PARIS, Maine—A sheriff's office frustrated by the cost of responding to false alarms is taking a tougher line with alarm companies. But the companies say they are being unfairly singled out for a problem that is typically the fault of residents—human or otherwise—at rural Maine addresses.The policy, including a $150 charge for the alarm company after the third false alarm at a residence or business, was detailed in a letter sent last fall by Chief Deputy Dane Tripp to the 12 alarm...

Chief Deputy Dane Tripp, Maine Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, Oxford County, Paul Dunham, Rich Brobst Jr., Seacoast Security, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Maine's largest city institutes new fire rules

January 18, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

PORTLAND, Maine—New training and inspection requirements for companies that install and service fire alarm systems here in Maine's largest city aren't perfect, but are a positive development for public safety and the industry, according to some industry representatives who worked with the city as it drafted the rules. “I think it's an excellent thing to have in place. It should put everybody on a level playing field,” Mark Fuller, general manager for Protection Professionals, a...

Brad Norris, Maine, Maine Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, Mark Fuller, Norris Inc., Portland, Protection Professionals, Rich Brobst Jr.

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