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2010-11-20 00:00:47

Michigan's Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (MDELEG) has rejected a proposal to force home buyers to equip their new homes with fire sprinklers. Residential fire sprinklers remain as a voluntary option available to purchasers of new homes. The decision by MDELEG was made as part of its triennial construction code review, and marks the second consecutive code cycle in which the state agency has rejected efforts to impose a mandatory sprinkler requirement on Michigan homeowners...

2010-11-15 12:21:59

Major factors contributing to a rapid spread of fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C., on June 18, 2007, included large open spaces with furniture providing high fuel loads, the inward rush of air following the breaking of windows, and a lack of sprinklers, according to a draft report released October 28, 2010, for public comment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The fire trapped and killed nine firefighters, the most firefighter fatalities in a single...

2010-10-21 00:00:42

Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinkler one of the largest life safety companies in the American Southeast, announced they have chosen Solutions360 to help them implement professional services automation software. (Vocus) October 20, 2010 Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinkler one of the largest life safety companies in the American Southeast offering installation, maintenance and servicing of fire sprinkler and alarm systems, announced they have chosen Solutions360 to help them implement professional...

2010-10-21 00:00:42

Engineered Corrosion Solutions announces a pre-engineered nitrogen generation system for dry and preaction fire sprinkler systems. Saint Louis, MO (Vocus) October 20, 2010 Fire Protection Systems Corrosion Management, Inc. (fpsCMI) the preeminent provider of nitrogen generators for fire protection systems is proud to announce the Engineered Corrosion Solutions Pre-Engineered Nitrogen Generation System (PENGS). The PENGS is a pre-engineered nitrogen generation system that is designed to...

2010-10-14 07:55:00

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting January 1, 2011, several states -- including Pennsylvania -- will require fire sprinklers to be installed in all new homes. In response to growing concerns about home-fire fatalities and irrefutable fire-loss data, the nation's building codes are changing to incorporate this life-saving technology. "Fire sprinklers save lives, plain and simple," explains Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Edward A. Mann, who says this fact is borne out by...

2010-08-27 15:08:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTC Fire & Security this week showcased the capabilities of its HI-FOG® water mist fire protection system to fire officials and other industry leaders from around the country during a fire test demonstration at the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) facility. The test was undertaken to illustrate water mist's advantages in increasing life safety and reducing collateral damage. UTC Fire & Security is a unit of United...

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2010-04-01 13:20:57

Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that the correct combination of automatic fire sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and closed doors provided enough time and safe conditions for residents to escape safely and for firefighters to perform their job without undue hazard. The study's goal was to compare the hazard levels created by room fires in dormitory...

2010-01-13 11:18:00

PATTERSON, N.Y., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., announces the State of California has adopted building code changes that will require all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses built in the state starting January 1, 2011, to be equipped with life-saving fire sprinkler systems. The California State Building Standards Commission voted yesterday unanimously by a margin of 10-0...

2009-12-28 13:32:00

CAMP HILL, Pa., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council's vote to mandate the placement of sprinklers in all new one- and two-family residences and townhomes built in Pennsylvania will take effect on January 1, 2011, but Camp Hill, Pa.-based modular home manufacturer Excel Homes isn't waiting that long. Effective immediately, Excel Homes will begin offering sprinkler systems as a service option in all new homes it builds and...

2009-10-30 15:45:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the International Code Council's Residential Building Code Committee (RBCC) have made it clear that fire sprinklers are destined to become a standard feature in all new homes. The fire sprinkler requirement was added to the International Residential Code (IRC) last year, and it is scheduled to become effective January 1, 2011, in states that adopt the latest version of this code. Currently, 48 states use the IRC as a basis of regulating...


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