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No Sprinklers in Trump Tower Deadly Fire

A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president’s namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the cause …

Honolulu Postpones Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Requirement

The Honolulu City Council has postponed action on a bill to require the installation of sprinkler systems in older high-rise buildings about a month after a blaze killed three residents of a 36-story structure that did not have the safety …

New Jersey’s Fire Sprinkler Measure Won’t Be Approved

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

Recalled Sprinkler Head May Have Been in South Carolina Library

Beaufort County, S.C., officials are asking a contractor to check fire sprinklers in every county building to see if they are similar to one that malfunctioned and soaked a library on Hilton Head Island. The Island Packet of Hilton Head …

Portland Nightclubs Must Install Fire Sprinklers

At least 14 Portland, Ore., night clubs will have to install fire sprinklers. KGW reports a new ordinance passed by the city council requires clubs in old buildings that hold more than 100 people to install sprinklers. The ordinance gives …

5 Myths About Home Fire Sprinklers

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is helping to dispel five common myths about fire sprinklers, and highlighting the benefits of home sprinklers to kickoff Fire Safety and Awareness Week (May 6-12), which is part of National …

Debate over Home Fire Sprinklers Heats up in Maine

The debate over whether to mandate fire sprinklers in new homes is heating up in Maine. South Portland City Council is expected to take up the issue later this summer. If it passes, South Portland would join Portland, Westbrook and …