A proposal that would revise the regulations covering lithium battery transportation could have “tragic consequences”...
March 16, 2010
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March 02, 2010
The alliance with SP expands UL's current capabilities to test and certify to a wider range of European standards. Specifically, UL UK, as a Notified Body to the Construction Products Directive, will utilize SP's test facilities for testing to a variety of EN and ETAG standards in the areas of fire resistance and fire alarm & detection covered within UL UK's scope of services.
February 24, 2010
The state of Delaware has updated its statewide adoption of NFPA 1, Fire Code and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code to the 2009 editions, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code to the 2008 edition. The state has also updated several other NFPA codes and standards to the latest version. All adoptions became effective Nov. 11, 2009.
February 17, 2010
Mull over the safeguarding of a casino and instantaneously video surveillance comes to mind. But how about considering the fire/life-safety perspective? A Reno, Nev., facility serves as an example of what it takes to provide casinos with solutions that satisfy both codes and the unique demands of these customers.
September 30, 2009
Although Underwriters Laboratories' UL Mark is recognized on innumerable electronics, many people are not aware the Melville, N.Y.-based organization's work dates back to 1894. Chris Hasbrook, vice president and general manager of UL's global fire and security sector, offers more insight about the organization.
By Rodney Bosch · August 31, 2009
In an instant someone’s life, well-being and property could be at risk. Those in this industry are all too familiar with the dangers associated with fires, crime and illness. That is why security professionals across the nation work diligently to make sure their communities are protected and safe. Occasionally, true heroism is called into action. With the quick thinking of operators, the diligence of local police, firefighters and emergency medical services, and the promise ...
August 31, 2008
When I reflect on 9/11 — which amazingly already sees its seventh anniversary this month — I am as stupefied as I was watching those ghastly events unfold on TV like some all-too-real disaster movie. It conjures up other emotions as well, such as steely resolve that we can never let something like that take place on American soil again, guarded relief about our prevention success since that infamous day, and a wellspring of pride from all the heroes who rose ...
By Scott Goldfine · August 31, 2008
The fire protection industry is an ever-changing environment. If it were not, fire codes would remain the same year after year, cycle after cycle, and our job would be less complicated. Oftentimes, changes occur in the fire protection industry because of advances in fire detection technology, while ...
April 30, 2008