Sharing knowledge, wisdom and experiences is the path to continuing to move fire and life safety forward. This goes for innovating products, saving lives and reducing injuries and property loss, as well as running more successful businesses. That’s why conferences like NFPA’s recent Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET) are so important. .
By Shane Clary · April 02, 2013
SSI’s latest research shows 10% of fire/life-safety systems contractors are involved in the installation, inspection or testing of consumer electronic (CE) devices. For those providers willing to gain the expertise, sprinkling offers a solid growth opportunity.
By Shane Clary · March 06, 2013
Designed for uses on wet or dry sprinkler systems, the P-1590 and R-1590 sprinkler system gauges by Ametek U.S. Gauge of Horsham, Pa., are 3½-inch gauges that are UL-Listed and FM-approved.
SSI Staff · January 15, 2012
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) requested Congress to amend two bills that would allow fire protection in buildings to include fire detection and suppression.
July 11, 2011
An important part of what makes fire/life-safety systems easy to sell is that municipal and county governments, by way of sanctioned building departments and knowledgeable inspectors, have established laws or ordinances mandating their installation and maintenance ...
By Al Colombo · August 05, 2010
Originally designed for use in the marine industry to replace fire sprinklers on ships, water mist systems are expected to be the only fire suppression product to surpass double digits during the next five years, according to a new report by IMS Research.
August 03, 2010
Despite a national push to require fire sprinkler systems in new hotels and motels, a study by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) found that many older hotels can legally avoid installing sprinklers.
June 10, 2010
Despite a national push to require fire sprinkler systems in new hotels and motels, a study by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) found that many older hotels can legally avoid installing sprinklers...
June 08, 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
To address the huge upswing in demand for professionals who are accredited to install residential fire sprinkler systems driven by these new regulations, The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), the International Code Council (ICC), and the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding that includes the creation of a new Commission for the Accreditation for Dwelling Fire Sprinkler Contractors.
April 18, 2010