The time changed. You changed your clocks. Did you change the battery in smoke alarm? Also important, how old is your smoke alarm? They need to be replaced after 10 year. If the manufacturing date (on the back) is 10 or more years ago, or it has a date code or no indication at all, REPLACE IT! I am a
New NFPA Committee Appointment: We’re proud to announce that Richard Meier has been appointed as a Principal Member (Special Expert) of the NFPA Technical Committee for NFPA 901 – Standard Classifications for Incident Reporting and Fire Protection Data Scope. What does NFPA 901 do?
In Alabama, a new law allows plumbers to install fire sprinklers after a 32 hour training course. http://wiat.com/2017/07/06/gov-ivey-signs-bill-to-let-plumbers-install-sprinkler-systems/ Source: Twitter In Hawaii, developers succeeded in extending a state law that thwarts local authorities from adopting their own fire sprinkler requirements. Their celebration party was cancelled after a fatal fire in a Honolulu hi-rise building with no sprinklers made the national
The following are some articles related to the Grenfell Tower fire in London… London fire: A visual guide to what happened at Grenfell Tower http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40301289 ‘Grenfell changes everything’: Shadow of high-rise fire looms across UK http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/24/europe/london-fire-grenfell-tower/index.html Grenfell Tower fire: Police considering manslaughter charges http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/23/europe/london-grenfell-tower-fire/index.html Hotpoint fridge freezer sparked Grenfell Tower fire http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/23/hotpoint-fridge-freezer-sparked-grenfell-tower-fire/ Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire safety
There’s a bill currently sitting on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk (HB 1021) that, if signed, will affect the how building codes are adopted. It’s not clear at this point how fire safety will be affected in the future. We will, however, keep an eye on the codes as they are updated. http://www.news4jax.com/news/legislation-would-make-major-changes-to-floridas-building-code Florida has currently adopted the International Code Council’s
What happens when lawmakers ignore the work of fire investigators? Could this incredible tragedy be avoided? Here’s what we know now (11am EST): At just before 1am (London Time) this morning, a fire broke out on the 4th floor of a public housing tower in North Kensington, London, England. The 24 -story Grenfell Tower, originally built in 1974, has approximately 120