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Fight to require home sprinklers ongoing in Massachusetts

July 22, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

HOLYOKE, Mass.—A fatal rooming house fire 30 years ago on July 4 led the Massachusetts Legislature to quickly pass legislation allowing local communities in the Commonwealth to require sprinklers in boarding houses. But today's lawmakers recently killed a similar bill that would have let communities require sprinklers in new homes.David LaFond, New England regional manager for the New York-based National Fire Sprinkler Association observed to Security Systems, “If we look at our history...

David LaFond, Elliott Chambers Rooming House, fire, Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, Massachusetts State Fire Marshal, National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), Stephen Coan

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Vivint call center blaze causes injury, work disruption

March 20, 2014SSN Staff

LINDON, Utah—A firefighter was injured in a blaze at a Vivint call center here this week, but 400 to 500 company employees were safely evacuated, according to news reports. The Lindon Police Department said the March 18 fire likely was caused by heat tape in the roof intended to keep the gutters from freezing, according to a Daily Herald report. Call center operations have been relocated to Vivint's main campus in Provo, Utah, news reports said. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a firefighter...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Lack of detectors = tragic Christmas fire lesson

December 29, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

The early morning Christmas Day house fire in Connecticut that took the lives of three little girls and their grandparents is an event sad beyond all words. And adding to the sadness is a report that the century-old Victorian mansion's smoke detectors weren't working as the blaze—which officials say was caused by fireplace embers that were improperly disposed of—raced through the wood structure as everyone was sleeping around 3 a.m. I can't help imagining a totally different outcome if...

Christmas, fire, Madonna Badger. Connecticut, smoke detectors, Stamford

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