Nine people died each day in structural fires in the United States in 2007 - 3,430 people in that year. And while there was a 5.2 percent decrease of reported fires during 2007, property damage climbed significantly by 29.5 percent from 2006. However, the industry's recent efforts to legislate better fire protection - taking advantage of improved technologies - have spurred changes in fire code that will help reduce the loss of lives and property.
October 31, 2008
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is lauding the International Code Council (ICC) after its recent vote to require all new ones- and two-family homes to be equipped with home fire sprinklers.
October 01, 2008
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established a $6 million endowment for its Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF). The NFPA affiliated foundation is an independent nonprofit that plans, manages and communicates consortium-funded research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world.
September 23, 2008
I can remember at an early age the mystery in learning a secret code. It was a way to feel important because only you and a select group really understood how to communicate with this order of the secret code. Now that we are older and either have, or are working on, a profession the fancy of childhood codes has passed. But as some have learned ...
July 31, 2008
ADI and the National Training Center (NTC) have collaborated to deliver National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level 1 & 2 Fire Alarm preparation courses. The two-day course, held at ADI branches across the country, will help prepare dealers for the NICET certification exam.
April 30, 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.
By Al Colombo · April 30, 2008
System Sensor, a manufacturer of fire detection and notification devices, has released its newly revised applications guide covering compliance issues regarding A/V applications for fire and life safety.
January 29, 2008
Maine has adopted the latest edition of several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire and life safety codes. The latest adoptions will set fire and life safety requirements for new and existing buildings in the state.
October 03, 2007
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) warns a new burglar alarm system that deploys dense smoke to incapacitate an intruder is likely to activate smoke alarms, prompting a fire department response.
June 30, 2007
Addressable technology is making fire alarm systems more effective, reliable and valuable than ever by pinpointing the precise location of trouble. Discover the many benefits these systems offer fire alarm system providers, their customers and the general public.
April 30, 2007