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City ponders fire sprinkler ordinance after majority of its homes already have this protection

By Fred Durso, Jr. Establishing a fire sprinkler ordinance seems like the next logical step for the town of Camas, Washington. Its city council will vote in April to require this form of protection in all new homes–a protection that’s fairly widespread in Camas. “We manage to get fire sprinklers installed mandatorily in almost all new construction because of our fire code,” Fire Chief Nick Swinhart told the Camas-Washougal Post Record. “It has to do with certain things like access to water, access and egress to fire vehicles, and road width.” (With the help of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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