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Abilene (Texas) School Board Approves New Security Plan for Schools

The school district’s elementary schools would be outfitted with new video surveillance and fire alarm systems, among other upgrades.

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St. Louis-based Potter Electric Signal Co. introduces two 120V indoor/outdoor weatherproof strobe options. SSI Staff · May 23, 2010

Annual report addresses fire/life-safety market's trends, technologies, controversies, codes and opportunities. Learn how fire systems contractors can continue to build on a 20-year run of declining incidents, deaths and injuries. May 05, 2010

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Fire sprinklers reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a fire by 98 percent, according to a study conducted by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and FM Global. April 14, 2010

Cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires (36 percent), followed by heating (23 percent). Winter residential building fires usually occur during the early evening hours, peaking from 5 to 8 p.m. March 09, 2010

Disparate types of fire protection equipment that aren't compatible are a significant problem for North American colleges, hospitals and schools, according to the 2009 Campus Safety Fire Survey results, which were released today. January 05, 2010

The Minnesota Humane Society has received a fire alarm and installation donation from Silent Knight and Mankato, Minn.-based security and life safety integrator Spectrum Systems to help protect animals at its regional pet center. January 05, 2010

Q: I have been having a lot of trouble with technicians labeling cable on new installs. Do you have any suggestions that would help do a better job? November 30, 2007

In last month’s “Fire Side Chat” we talked about the basic requirements for hazardous areas, which include Class I, II, III and Divisions 1 and 2. We discussed the basic code requirements related to each and we ended with ... November 30, 2007

Mergers and acquisitions are spurring the pace of the fire alarm equipment market according to a new study by research firm Frost & Sullivan. March 31, 2005


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