MTA Selects New York Merchants Protective Co. for Exclusive Fire Alarm Services

Freeport, NY -- November 7, 2007 -- Bridges and tunnels in New York City are taking commuters a new direction in safety this fall.

New York Merchants Protective Co. announced today that it will be the exclusive provider of fire alarm services and maintenance for New York City's interstate bridges, tunnels and associated operations centers.

As NYMPC continues to be the agency of choice for meeting these high-level demands in the New York region and beyond, we're happy to ensure increased safety for both commuters and the MTA employees who work at these locations.

The contract, effective December 2007, marks an exclusive agreement with MTA Bridges and Tunnels, also known as the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority--a division of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

"New York's bridges and tunnels demand the most sophisticated systems for fire detection and response," says Aaron Wahrsager, VP of monitoring operations for NYMPC. "As NYMPC continues to be the agency of choice for meeting these high-level demands in the New York region and beyond, we're happy to ensure increased safety for both commuters and the MTA employees who work at these locations."

NYMPC will maintain all fire alarm systems for 12 Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority locations and associated buildings, including: Henry Hudson Bridge, Randall's Island Fleet Operations, Robert Moses Building, Harlem River Lift Span, Whitestone Bridge, Throgs Neck Bride, Triborough Bridge, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and Ventilation buildings, Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Marine Parkway Bridge, Cross Bay Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

NYMPC will also be responsible for the fire alarm systems at the MTA's three Headquarter buildings on Madison Avenue in New York City.

The largest bridge and tunnel agency in the United States, MTA Bridges and Tunnels serve more than a million commuters every day. Its tolls generate nearly $1 billion in revenue annually.

"The smooth operation of these of these bridges and tunnels are vital not only to the safety of commuters, but also to infrastructure of the entire New York City region," says Wahrsager. "Our advanced systems provide the absolute earliest detection of potential emergencies, backed by the most highly trained personnel in the industry."

Founded in 1910, NYMPC serves thousands of commercial and residential locations in New York and across the country. In New York City, NYMPC is one of only a few companies approved by the fire department to monitor alarms and link its systems directly with FDNY fire dispatch headquarters.

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