Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, January 1, 2004

Builder, city team for sprinklers in housing development
WILSONVILLE, Ore. - A home builder and city officials here have struck an agreement for a new development that would include indoor sprinkler protection in each home in the development.

Home developer Costa Pacific and officials from the City of Wilsonville and the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue agreed that Costa Pacific would pay for the sprinklers in multi-family housing and commercial buildings. The city and its proposed urban renewal district would share costs of sprinklers for single-family homes, according to the Wilsonville Spokesman.

The deal would make the development the first planned community in Oregon with indoor fire sprinkler protection in every building.
Life safety officials unsure of inspections
ROCKLAND, Mass. - A survey conducted by a fire extinguisher monitoring device manufacturer at the National Summit on Security in October found that 70 percent of security professionals polled were not confident that fire extinguishers in their place of work were inspected every 30 days, as required by NFPA codes.

More than 75 percent of the 100 respondents said they had used a fire extinguisher to put out a fire. About 80 percent said they would feel more comfortable if extinguishers were being electronically monitored.

MIJA Inc., based here, is a fire extinguisher pressure gauge manufacturer.
Alabama adopts NFPA Life Safety code

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - State officials here in early December adopted the latest edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s fire codes, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code.

The NFPA codes, which address basic fire prevention requirements and reference or extract the fire prevention and protection aspects of many other NFPA codes and standards, have been adopted statewide in 35 states and are used in some form in every state.