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Municipal fire-monitoring fight continues in Illinois

April 3, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Another front in the battle in Illinois over public entities monopolizing fire alarm monitoring opened up recently when the village of Westmont approved an ordinance requiring all businesses to connect their fire alarms to its emergency dispatch center.Kevin Lehan, executive director of the Illinois Electronic Security Association, based here, told Security Systems News, “The IESA disagrees with any ordinance that makes requirements as to where an alarm system...

Ill., Illinois Electronic Security Association, Kevin Lehan, Westmont

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Sprinkler standoff good argument for tax incentives

January 23, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

Businesses v. Fire Sprinklers. That could be the headline of a story this week in the Chicago Tribune about a fire sprinkler requirement for businesses in the village of Westmont, Ill. It appears businesses and the village are at odds over such basic fire protection, but they needn't be if only Congress would stop stalling and pass the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, or FSIA. The act would provide tax incentives that make sprinklers more affordable. The story says that the village requires businesses...

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, Security Systems News, Westmont

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