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Deadly London Tower Fire Sparks Development in U.S. of Safety Evaluation Tool

Six months after flames engulfed a London high-rise and sparked concerns about similarly-clad buildings around the world, a U.S.-based fire prevention group has developed a tool aimed at making buildings safer. The National Association of State Fire Marshals’ research foundation …

FM Global Explores Next-Generation Fire Sprinklers

Warehouses, served by increasingly powerful automated materials-handling equipment, are steadily getting taller, posing new fire risks and stressing traditional fire protection systems like heat-triggered ceiling sprinklers. That’s why Rhode Island-based FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, …

Hoverboard Fire Leaves 3 Florida Apartments Damaged

Officials say three apartments sustained water damage from a sprinkler system after a hoverboard caught fire in an Orlando apartment building. The Orlando Sentinel reports that no one was seriously injured from the fire at the apartment building in east …

Sprinkler Clause Adds Wrinkle To Minnesota Bonding Debate

When it comes to the $846 million construction borrowing package being debated at Minnesota’s Capitol, many wonder if it’s it too big to fail. Or in the case of Gov. Mark Dayton, is too big to veto? Dayton threw a …

Fire Sprinkler Requirement Bill Dies in New Jersey

Fire sprinklers will not be required in new homes in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 21 allowed a bill that made the rule to die. The measure would have applied to newly constructed homes. It would not have …

Home Fire Sprinkler Bill Advances in New Jersey

New homes in New Jersey might need to have fire sprinklers. A Senate committee on Monday approved the measure. It awaits a vote in the chamber. The measure would apply to newly constructed homes. It would not apply to mobile …

Texas Fire Marshall Touts Success of Sprinkler Systems in Apartment Complexes

Not one person has been killed in a fire in Texas in the past ten years inside an apartment complex that was equipped with a fire sprinkler system according to data provided by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. In contrast, …

Minnesota WWII Plane Museum Needs Fire Sprinklers

Members of a nonprofit Minnesota group that maintains a collection of World War II-era planes are scrambling to find money for fire sprinklers for the hangar that houses the vintage exhibit. Officials in South St. Paul have told the all-volunteer …