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 Security Industry Association (SIA) is lauding Senate passage of The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act, legislation extending cooperative purchasing to GSA Schedule 84. The bill, which is the cornerstone of SIA’s legislative agenda, ensures ...
June 11, 2008
The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has been joined by the Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) in its ongoing efforts to educate government officials, agencies and the public about fire/life-safety issues.
May 12, 2008
In Alburtis, Pa., officials enacted an ordinance requiring carbon monoxide (CO) detectors be installed in residential facilities and rental properties after the poisonous gas caused the death of a guest in an Upper Macungie Township hotel.
May 07, 2008
The Louisiana Life Safety and Security Association (LLSSA), a chartered chapter of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), announces its standards for a state-wide registered apprenticeship program have been approved by the Louisiana Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Division.
April 30, 2008
More than 150 members of the California Alarm Association (CAA) — the largest state alarm association in the nation — assembled in Palm Springs May 1-3 for their annual ...
By Rodney Bosch · April 30, 2008
The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) is hailing the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bill that promotes the professional installation of fire prevention technologies in university buildings.
February 12, 2008
A new Vermont law is requiring all apartments and condos to have hard-wired carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. The use of battery-operated CO detectors in the dwellings will no longer meet law requirements.
October 11, 2007
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 California state Senate passed legislation that would bar employers from requiring workers to have identification devices implanted under their ...
September 30, 2007