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Industry News

  • Bold Perennial acquires SIMS
    12.5.18 – Security Systems News – … understand software, automation software, and the alarm industry—there’s … will remain in place in the company’s Texas offices, the announcement noted.

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
HB 459 Relating to the placement and use of video recording equipment in certain child-care facilities. History
HB 218 Relating to the online publication of home addresses of certain occupational license holders. History

State & National News

Business Tips

Fire & EMS News

  • IL: Hoopeston Police Department reports Nov. 19-Dec. 1
    12.3.18 – Newsbug.info – 3:40 a.m.- The Hoopeston Fire Department and Hoopeston Police Department were called to the scene of a fire alarm. After a walk …
  • IL: Siren Report
    12.8.18 – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier – Firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at 11:49 a.m. Friday. They found that the alarm was caused by a faulty …
  • KS: Olathe house fire displaces six people; smoke alarms weren’t working
    12.6.18 – KSHB – Olathe, Kan. – A fast-moving fire early Thursday morning destroyed a home and displaced six people, three of whom jumped out of a window to escape the …
  • MA: boxborough Police Reports: Nov. 26 to Dec. 2
    12.3.18 – Wicked Local – 6:39 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported.
  • MA: Fryolator fire closes East Wareham McDonald’s temporarily
    12.9.18 – Wicked Local – Onset Fire Deputy Chief Jeffrey Osswald said Onset Fire was called to the scene by a building alarm at 5:48 p.m. They were met by the manager on arrival who …
  • MA: Marion Police Log: Nov. 25-Dec. 1
    12.9.18 – Wicked Local – 1:36 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported.
  • MA: Millbury fire log
    12.3.18 – Millbury-Sutton Chronicle – At 8:25 p.m., an all call was toned for an automatic sprinkler. Car 1 arrived and confirmed a leak in the dry portion of the sprinkler system …
  • MA: Police log: 12-8-18
    12.8.18 – Daily Item – Fire alarm accidentally triggered by water in the basement on Thursday at 12:51 p.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.
  • MD: Hagerstown firefighters respond to calls
    12.6.18 – Herald-Mail Media – 11:56 p.m., automatic fire alarm. • 11:49 a.m. … 9:47 a.m., automatic fire alarm.
  • MO: Equipment failure sparks fire at landfill
    12.9.18 – Columbia Daily Tribune – No smoke or flames were visible when the first units arrived to investigate the 4:29 a.m. alarm. Seven units in …
  • ND: Commercial oven causes early morning fire at Doolittles in Fargo
    12.6.18 – KFGO News – Fargo, ND – An alarm and quick response kept damage to a minimum in a fire at Doolittles Woodfire Grill in Fargo early Thursday …
  • NH: Fire Mutual Aid log, Dec. 8, 2018
    12.9.18 – The Keene Sentinel – 9:41 a.m., Richmond Fire Department, carbon monoxide call. 2:14 p.m., Gilsum Fire Department, fire alarm. 4:17 p.m. …
  • NJ: Busy night for first responders in Hampton
    12.6.18 – New Jersey Herald – As units were at that scene, including Newton, Stillwater, Fredon and Branchville, there was a fire alarm at the Walmart store.
  • OH: Security Notebook
    12.8.18 – The Oberlin Review – 7:33 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the third floor of Dascomb Hall. Smoke from cooking activated the …
  • OK: NW OKC Woman Survives House Fire, Thanks To Smoke Alarm
    12.3.18 – news9.com KWTV – Scraps of metal are all that remains from the smoke alarms in the family’s home, but they were working, and they gave Kristin Pugh precious moments to escape …
  • OR: Apartment fire put out by sprinkler system
    12.6.18 – KTVL – Multiple smoke alarms and a sprinkler system were activated inside one of the first floor apartments within the complex. Neighbors were seeing smoke, but no …
  • TX: Fire alarm saves family
    12.6.18 – Fort Bend Herald – A Richmond family of five awoke to the sound of a smoke alarm and a house filling with smoke due to a home fire Wednesday morning, firefighters reported.
  • TX: House fire destroys home
    12.5.18 – Orange Leader – Orange Fire Department received an alarm of the fire at approximately 12:24 a.m. Tuesday. Within 10 minutes of arriving on the scene, firefighters had the blaze …

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