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.
May 29, 2007
A fire that killed 10 people in a group home in Missouri has prompted state policymakers to review safety rules for residential care facilities, according to a report by the Associated Press.
November 29, 2006
At this very moment, scores of fires are raging across the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a new structural fire ignites every 60 seconds ...
August 31, 2006
July 31, 2006
If a new national standard is issued on the use of copper pipes or the size of a home's septic tank, the attention span of an electronic security and life-safety contractor goes right down the drain. If it has nothing to do with wiring, annunciators and controllers, dealers and integrators don't want to hear anything of it.
December 31, 2005
November 30, 2005
Life safety is one of the most important elements associated with buying or building a new business or home. Prospective buyers are likely to insist on smoke protection and carbon monoxide (CO) detection when considering a new purchase. This is especially true in residential structures where smoke often kills before the flames reach the occupants or where CO can severely injure or kill when it goes undetected.
September 30, 2005
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