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Regulations: A Win in Portland, but a Loss in Wisconsin

The fight to make the nation safer by requiring fire sprinkler systems in more buildings is an ongoing struggle marked by victories and defeats. The building industry, landlords and anti-regulation forces continue to not only resist new regulations, but overturn existing rules. That was the case in Portland, Oregon, where the state Building Codes Division […]

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Florida Lawsuit Seeking Class Action Status Has Been Dismissed

A recent federal lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a class of Florida condo associations and building owners, against many members of the fire sprinkler industry, alleging BlazeMaster® pipe defects, has been dismissed. As you will recall, the plaintiff’s counsel made several predictions in media channels, press conferences and releases about the impact this […]

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Sprinkler City – New Community Becomes First to Install Fire Sprinkler Systems in Every Home

Faced with building an entire community – jobs, parks, schools and residences – from the ground up, developer Brookfield Residential took an innovative approach to address an issue that could have ended the project before it began. The selected location in Alberta, Canada, was too far from the nearest fire department to be considered safe […]

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Joining CPVC and Steel in a Fire Sprinkler System

As the popularity of CPVC pipe in fire sprinkler systems grows, more installers are dealing with joining plastic piping to steel as part of new construction or retrofits. While BlazeMaster® Pipe and Fittings makes this relatively easy, the process does require installers to follow several safety procedures. Installers should follow the guidelines for hybrid systems […]

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Fire Sprinkler Systems Should Be A No-Brainer

A fire on January 28, 2015 in San Francisco left one dead and 60 tenants displaced. The building housed businesses and apartments and has become part of the argument about whether older buildings should be required to install fire sprinkler systems. While San Francisco mandates that all new and renovated apartment buildings, commercial structures and […]

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New York State Stresses Campus Fire Safety

New York State Stresses Campus Fire Safety Students aren’t the only ones returning to campuses in New York State this fall. Safety officials are visiting to conduct inspections and educate school officials and students about fire safety. In the last year, the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control has conducted nearly 24,000 inspections at […]

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