www.ushalonbank.com  1.800.433.1751                                                  July 2014 - Vol 2, Issue 35                
In This Issue
How Koorsen Is Fanning Its Fire Business Higher
EPA Estimates Clean Agent Emissions
Growing Membership and Expanding Member Training Opportunities
BTP Moves Closer to Aviation 1211 Replacement
FSSA: Online Training Program Periods 3 & 4 Now Live
NJAFED Hosts Annual Summer Meeting
FFEDA Hold 2014 Annual Conference - Exclusive Photos
Most Popular Stories from May 2014
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By The Numbers


Pounds of Halon Alternatives installed in the U.S.


Percent of installed base of halon alternatives represented by HFC227 (FM200)


Pounds of HFC227 estimated to be emitted each year in the U.S.


Percent of the installed base of halon alternatives represented by Novec 1230


Percent of the installed base represented by FE13


Installed Clean Agent Systems in the U.S.

Source: EPA Vintaging Model

Click here to see the EPA Vintaging Model Summary.

How Koorsen Is Fanning Its Fire Business Higher
Randy Koorsen (left) and Jeff Wyatt have spent more than 65 years between them helping the business become an $80 million enterprise.

Security Sales & Intergration

By Scott Goldfine

Many companies - installing security and fire system contractors among them - will answer yes (particularly salespeople) to seemingly any inquiry about goods or services. Commercial or residential security? Absolutely! Fire alarm? You bet! Fire sprinklers? Of course! Emergency lighting? Our specialty! Fire extinguishers? Without question! Kitchen fire suppression? Count on it! Communication systems? We're the experts! No one's better! Foot massages? Um, well you get the picture. Some providers will say just about anything to get the business, but few can actually deliver such scope. However, there is at least one company whose portfolio includes everything mentioned above and more, a true single-source provider: Koorsen Fire & Security.

Founded in Indianapolis in 1946, the third-generation, family-owned Koorsen Fire & Security has become one of North America's industry's largest and most respected dealers with annual sales exceeding $80 million. Its more than 20 locations and staff of nearly 700 enable the firm to design, install, engineer, program, service and repair virtually all fire and security products - a rarity indeed. About the only things Koorsen outsources are monitoring to Criticom Monitoring Services (CMS) and systems integration to the division it launched in 2003 and spun out as its own entity in 2010, Koorsen Security Technology.

Read the full article here.

EPA Estimates Clean Agent Emissions

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Growing Membership and Expanding Member Training Opportunities
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New NAFED President Introduces Himself 


By Ed Hugill
President of NAFED
June 2014


My Story


I can truly say I am very proud and excited about the opportunity to serve as the NAFED president for the next two years. I love the fire protection industry, and I am passionate about using my term to do whatever I can to make NAFED more relevant and even stronger than its memorable past. My board involvement started in 2009 when serving as a director-at-large; then I moved into the executive committee, serving first as treasurer and in the past year as president-elect. I have been involved in the conference committee almost every year since joining the board in 2009.


Read the full article here


BTP Moves Closer to Aviation 1211 Replacement

The development of BTP (2-bromo-3,3-triflouropropene) as a replacement for halon 1211 in commercial aviation hand held fire extinguishers is progressing.


A joint venture between Boeing and American Pacific, the manufacturer of Halotron, BTP is being called an environmentally acceptable halon 1211 replacement for use on commercial passenger and freighter aircraft.


Click here for a status report.


FSSA: Online Training Program Periods 3 & 4 Now Live

The FSSA is proud to announce that Periods 3 & 4 of the online training program are now complete and live! Many of you reserved seats at the 2013 Annual Forum and have not enrolled any students yet. Please contact headquarters to follow up on your reserved seats and get started with the training program today!

If you did not pre register and would like to know more information please visit our website here, or contact FSSA HQ.

For questions about billing and payment please contact Jason Dumm. For questions about the training program, getting started, or troubleshooting please contact Vince Mullhausen.

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NAFED Elects Four New Board Members


Chicago, IL -- NAFED is proud to announce the election of four new members to its board of directors. Effective following the 2014 annual meeting in Indianapolis on May 8-9, the following individuals will serve out three-year terms.
  • David Nagy, Fire Systems of Michigan in Redford, Michigan: Region Three Director (representing Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky)
  • Darrell Hefley, Jorgensen Company in Fresno, California: Region Six Director (representing California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Hawaii)
  • Kenneth Crooks, Don Brenton's Fire Protection, Lakeside, Nova Scotia: Region Eight Director (representing Canada)
  • Doug Sartain, Certified Fire Protection in Las Vegas, Nevada: Director-at-Large 
NAFED congratulates and welcomes our new board members.

Two New Recipients Receive NAFED Awards


Chicago, IL -- The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) presented two awards to outstanding individuals during its 2014 conference season.

The Founders Award, which recognizes individuals making outstanding contributions to the association, was presented to Larry Angle, president of M. Jacks Fire & Safety in San Antonio, Texas. Angle has served NAFED with two terms as region five director and as president in 2006-08. In addition to serving on the board, he represents NAFED on the NFPA 17A committee. Angle is active in his state, serving as president of the Fire Equipment Distributors of Texas (FEDOT) from 1997 to 2002 and currently serving as treasurer.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual for their personal impact and service to the fire protection industry as a whole, was awarded to Bill Beyer, president of Amerex Corporation based out of Trussville, Alabama. Beyer has been involved with the fire equipment industry for over 20 years. He has led his employees by example while guiding the company to a three-fold increase in revenue. His "open door" policy extends to his customers, not just his employees. He is a firm believer in the benefits of trade associations, and whenever NAFED, FEMA, or a state distributor association needs help he has been there to offer support. Beyer has had a positive influence on the fire equipment industry at many levels and has helped to create a positive impression of the industry.

Photos of the recipients receiving their awards are available here.

NJAFED Hosts Annual Summer Meeting

Over 85 Fire Equipment Distributors and product vendors gathered on June 6th at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City for the association's annual membership meeting, elections and conference.

Seminar sessions covered a wide variety of industry topics each selected to address a specific New Jersey certification renewal requirement.

This year's event hosted 18 different product vendors offering product and services of interest to the distributor members.

FFEDA Hold 2014 Annual Conference - Exclusive Photos

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Most Popular Stories from May 2014 



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