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Sprinkler law returns to Worcester, Md., agenda
The Daily Times - Dec. 20, 2010    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Worcester, Md., Board of County Commissioners is bringing back for discussion a state law requiring all new one-and two-family dwellings built after Jan. 1 to contain residential fire sprinklers. Although the meeting is not a public hearing, President Bud Church said it will allow new commissioners a chance to express their views and get all of the facts. More



CLSE introduces seminar on changes to NFPA 13
Center for Life Safety Education - Dec. 21, 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE), a nonprofit educational organization affiliated with the fire sprinkler industry, has introduced "NFPA 13 Technical/Substantive Changes from the 2007 Edition to the 2010 Edition of NFPA 13." This economical, easy-to-access 60-minute online seminar will benefit those involved in the layout, installation, plan review and approval of fire sprinkler systems. CEUs/CPDs may be earned by taking the course. More

Aurora, Colo., City Council to discuss sprinkler systems
Aurora Sentinel - Dec. 20, 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A proposal requiring that fire sprinkler systems be installed for all new single-family homes in Aurora, Colo., built after Jan. 1, 2011, will be discussed at an Aurora City Council study session meeting. Council members will talk about the proposal as part of the changes to the existing building codes. More

Pentair Introducing the Series 950 Home Fire System from Aurora Pump
Designed to meet the water pressure demands of the home fire sprinkler architecture and built per NFPA13D, the Series 950 Home Fire System provides the performance and reliability you have come to expect from Aurora Pump. More


Berlin, Md., compromises on sprinkler issue
Maryland Coast Dispatch - Dec. 17, 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After a month of speculation and debate, a decision has finally been reached on whether Berlin, Md., will exempt itself from the state mandate requiring sprinkler systems to be installed in all new one- and two-family dwellings. After input from the public, a suggestion was made by a local resident for a compromise—exempting only single-family dwellings and not duplexes from mandatory sprinkler systems. It was a suggestion the council agreed with, passing it with only one council member in opposition. More

Glen Ellyn Village, Ill., board to discuss fire sprinkler rules
Glen Ellyn Sun - Dec. 16, 2010    Share    Share on
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The Glen Ellyn Village Board will consider proposed changes to the newly adopted 2009 ICC International Fire Code that requires fire sprinklers to be installed throughout remodeled homes when the cost of remodeling exceeds $200,000. The proposed changes to be considered would require fire sprinklers to be installed only within the remodeled areas of existing homes when the cost of the remodeling work exceeds $300,000. More



Pennsylviania builders object to law requiring sprinklers in new homes
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Dec. 20, 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To the consternation of builders and the delight of firefighters and municipal officials, every one- and two-family house built in Pennsylvania after Jan. 1, will be required to have fire-sprinkler systems. The mandate—part of the 2009 International Residential Code and applicable to new construction, not remodeling—was challenged in Commonwealth Court by the Pennsylvania Builders Association and others after it took effect for townhouses this year. More

Rochester, Minn., movie theater fire contained by sprinklers
KSTP -TV - Dec. 19, 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Firefighters say the sprinkler system in a Rochester, Minn., movie theater prevented a major fire. The Post-Bulletin reports that the fire began in a chair in one of the theaters at the Cinemagic Stadium 12. It spread to about five other chairs but it was slowed by the activation of two sprinklers. The room was empty when the fire started, and no one was injured. More



Sprinklers put out Colorado hospital fire
KJCT-TV - Dec. 21, 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fire fighters are still trying to figure out what caused a late night fire in a patient's room at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. The sprinkler system extinguished the fire before crews got there. More

University of Nebraska Regents updates dorms with sprinkler systems
KHAS-TV - Dec. 14, 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's been more than 4 years since University of Nebraska Regents made a push to install sprinkler systems in all student housing. A policy made after a fire at Nebraska Wesleyan killed a 19–year–old student in November of 2006. Are all the dorms now equipped with sprinkler systems? Not all of them. Not yet, anyway. Yet being the key word. When the regents made this policy, universities had until 2017 to have install sprinkler systems. More
 
 
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