Posted by JWmHarmon on February 25, 2003 at 11:39:49:
In Reply to: Re: Learning from the Nightclub Disaster in Kentucky USA posted by JWmHarmon on February 25, 2003 at 11:00:23:
Read the history section of the linked article below. Note that one and two storey commercial buildings are NOT required to have sprinkler systems installed.
In light of the posts above and the tragedy in Rhode Island, does it make sense to forego installing sprinkler systems? Is the loss of human life worth the money savings of not installing sprinklers?
Every reasonable person has a moral responsibility to insist that building codes be changed to require sprinkler systems in commercial buildings. It is every one's responsibility to insist that building codes intended to save lives are enforced. Note that this is a legal requirement for federal employees.
Note also the following from the article:
"an automatic sprinkler system, with a sprinkler head in each guest room in compliance with NFPA standards 13 or 13R. Properties three stories or lower in height are exempt from the sprinkler requirement."
Be sure to read the "History" section.
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