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Fire Official: Alarm Monitoring Firm Contacted Fire Authorities 2 Hours After Blaze Started

Authorities say a 911 call reveals that Security Central called for dispatch two hours after a fire started at the Marshall Square Retirement Community in Georgia.


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Security Sales & Integration's Fire Side Chat columnist Shane Clary provides a brief description on various articles within Chapter 7, Special Conditions in NFPA 70, The National Electrical Code (NEC). Shane Clary · July 20, 2015

Authorities say a 911 call reveals that Security Central called for dispatch two hours after a fire started at the Marshall Square Retirement Community in Georgia. SSI Staff · June 04, 2015

Fire Protection Research Foundation Executive Director Casey Grant discusses current projects in support of the National Fire Protection Association’s life-safety mission in the latest Hot Seat. Rodney Bosch · May 26, 2015

Red Hawk will continue to provide security and fire/life-safety services while UCC has plans for further expansion. SSI Staff · July 11, 2014

The president of the Long Island firm is involved in multiple efforts to reduce injuries, deaths caused by CO. SSI Staff · July 03, 2014

Some unwanted alarms are a necessary evil in the overwhelmingly greater good of saving lives and property. However, the movement to impose verification practices continues to be one of the industry’s most volatile areas. See where you stand with the latest developments. By Shane Clary · December 01, 2013

Most people take power for granted without realizing how many daily activities rely on it — until failure occurs. Nowhere is this truer than for fire/life-safety systems. A recent experience serves as a launch point to keeping systems up regardless of power challenges. By Shane Clary · October 31, 2013

Just as in real estate it’s all about location, the same can be said for heat detectors. Knowing the rules, best practices and insider tips to properly space these devices helps ensure they deliver system alerts as intended. By Shane Clary · September 30, 2013

Though early fire detection is usually associated with smoke detectors, there are applications where a heat detector further enhances the preservation of property and life safety. Learn about the different types of heat detectors, and pick up some system design and installation pointers. By Shane Clary · September 03, 2013

As critical as the components of a fire/life-safety system (e.g. fire alarm control panels, smoke detectors, strobes, sirens) are, they matter little if they fail to get a signal transmitted during an emergency. Thus it is essential system designers ensure uninterrupted circuit pathways, an area that has recently been updated. July 31, 2013




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