Fire / Life Safety


Tyco Director Craig Sharman Honored at Public Policy Dinner

Craig Sharman, Director of Federal Government Relations at Tyco Fire & Safety, was presented with the Security Industry Association (SIA) Statesman Award at the organization’s annual Public Policy Dinner.

DOD Facility Installs System Sensor Devices

To meet the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) mandate for mass notification systems (MNSs) in all Department of Defense (DoD) facilities worldwide, the DoD chose to install an integrated fire and life safety/MNS system using System Sensor products at the facility.

The Game Changer

What hasn’t already been said— numerous times—about the supposed imminent demise of the U.S. hardwire public switched telephone system and new fire alarm communications technologies?

High Rise Upgrade

The recently upgraded fire alarm system at the Gulf and Bay Club in Sarasota, Fla., has been a big improvement for the gated condo community’s residents and management, as well as the guards who are on duty 24/7.

Smoke Alarm Tips

Smoke alarms aid in protecting you and your family against fires, so it is important to properly maintain your alarms. Here the U.S. Fire Administration offers some valuable smoke alarm tips.

Sophisticated and Strategic

Mission-critical facilities such as data and telecommunications centers must maintain operations without interruption.

Connecticut School Rebuilds Fire Alarm System After Mother Nature's Fury

A Connecticut school system damaged by two natural disasters continue to receive aid from an integrator.

The Value of an Urban Blast Tool

Thanks to lightning-fast software from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), if a truck bomb was discovered in Lower Manhattan we will now be able to predict the likely damage patterns in the surrounding areas, and prioritize the first responders’ activities long before the bomb’s acoustic shockwave ricocheted out at the speed of sound.



First Receivers Staying on Top of Their Game

There are first responders, of course, those who arrive first on the scene of an incident and who play a critical role in emergencies involving injuries and casualties, but, there are also first receivers who primarily operate in hospitals. These professionals are increasingly expected to be well versed in other public safety domains in preparation for disastrous events.

SimplexGrinnell Acquires Certified Fire Protection

SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International company in fire and life safety, recently announced the acquisition of privately held Certified Fire Protection, Inc., a fire suppression company in the greater Atlanta area.

DARPA Demonstrates New Fire-Suppression Method

Using electromagnetic fields and acoustics techniques to destabilize flame plasma worked on small flames, but large-scale suppression has yet to be demonstrated, the program manager said.

London Fire Brigade Backs Sprinklers in Schools

According to new figures the brigade released Jan. 10, 36 arson attacks and 113 accidental fires occurred in London’s schools, colleges, and nursery buildings in 2011.

When Clean Isn't Clean Enough

Some solutions are just no-brainers. Take medical backboards, for example, those hard plastic boards used to stabilize patients during emergencies before the patient is lifted onto the gurney and hurried into the ambulance.

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TV Show Features Home Automation System from Vivint

The company was recently featured on an episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it helped make a family’s home more secure.

Infrared Technology for Measuring The Effect of Fire on Materials

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are developing an infrared measuring method to analyze the thermal properties and resistance to fire of composite materials.

Stress Response in Police Officers May Indicate Risk for PTSD

Stress-related disorders are often linked to people working in the line of fire.

Wildland-Urban Interface Fires are Costly Natural Disasters

One of America's most costly natural disasters are wildland fires, and wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires rank among the worst of these. WUI is the threshold where wildfires consume not only the landscape, but also infrastructure. Once that threshold is crossed, flames can spread – well, like wildfire.

Bosch Launches Website for Security Specifiers

The new site features product specifications, CAD drawings and vertical market information, including proven installation examples.

Comark Announces Availability of 19-inch In-wall, Building Alarm Touch PC

The UL 864 ninth edition specification meets the NFPA requirement for equipment installed in life safety applications, such as fire alarms, smoke control and mass notification systems.

Tyco to Separate Into Three Independent, Publicly Traded Companies

Tyco International Ltd. announced today that its board of directors has unanimously approved a plan to separate the company into three independent, publicly traded companies.

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