Montgomery Co. debates fire sprinkler legislation

SSN Staff  - 
Sunday, May 1, 2005

ROCKVILLE, Md.--A Montgomery County Council member is pushing for legislation that would require older condominiums and apartments to be retrofitted for fire sprinklers, reported WTOP News.
Phil Andrews is echoing the demands of Fire Chief Thomas Carr following last week's fatal fire that killed an elderly couple at a high-rise building in Silver Spring, Md. The building had no sprinklers.
Carr's proposed legislation did not address condominiums.
While state law requires high-rise buildings constructed after 1990 to have sprinklers, it's up to local officials to determine whether older buildings should be updated.