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Fatal Quebec fire renews call for sprinklers in old age homes

February 14, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

MARKHAM, Ontario—A fire at a retirement home in Quebec on Jan. 23 that killed an estimated 32 residents has spurred renewed calls for the government to mandate the retrofit of sprinklers into existing old age homes.“It was tragic,” Matthew Osburn, communications manager for the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA), based here, told Security Systems News. “Being in the industry, it's beyond frustrating, because we know we have a solution to the problem and it's...

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Sprinkler requirements in homes hot issue

May 25, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

CONCORD, N.H. and HELENA, Mont.—Legislation prohibiting municipalities in New Hampshire from requiring fire sprinkler systems in homes has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor's desk. Gov. John Lynch has not yet signed the legislation, which is opposed by fire officials, and may veto it, according to news reports. The governor's spokesman, Colin Manning, told Security Systems News today that the legislation has not yet come to Lynch's desk and the governor is continuing to speak...

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