QUINCY, Mass.--The installation of more residential fire sprinklers was among the recommendations included in a study about fires fatalities in the United States, released by the National Fire Protection Association in July.
BALTIMORE--In late June, Carroll County officials voted to require sprinkler systems in new single-family homes starting in 2006, reported the Baltimore Sun.
The area becomes the first county in the Baltimore area to have the requirement and only the third in the entire state.
DAYTON, Ohio--Shortly after adding security products into the fold, Accurate Fire relocated to a larger office last month and expects to do the same, again, next spring.
The company remains based here after the move, upgrading to 2,000 square feet from 1,500 square feet.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ohio--A revision to the village building code here calls for fire suppression sprinklers to be installed for any remodeling job involving more than half the structure, reported the Daily Herald.
Currently, any renovation that exceeds 25 percent of the building's assessed valuation must be have a suppression system, but the paper reported that cost estimates had a way of coming in just under that figure.
QUINCY, Mass.--Members of the National Fire Protection Association voted to adopt the 2006 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code in June at the organization's annual conference in Las Vegas--the first model code in the country to require automatic sprinkler detection in new one- and two-family homes.