Community considers sprinklers in home

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, February 1, 2002

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill.-All new homes and some that undergo extensive remodeling may soon be required to install sprinkler systems.

The community development committee here made the recommendation in January because homes in the town's older districts are close together, some with only a distance of 10 feet.

The local fire marshal said residential sprinkler systems are inexpensive when installed in new homes.

The proposal is currently being reviewed by the fire marshall and community development director.

Star brand sprinklers recalled
PHILADELPHIA-The Mealane Corp., formerly known as Star Sprinkler Corp., is voluntarily recalling up to 1 million Star brand sprinklers manufactured from 1961 through 1976, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall is being made because the sprinklers could fail in a fire.

The sprinklers were primarily installed in nursing homes, but may be found in hospitals, schools, resorts, stores, office buildings, warehouses and supermarkets.

New Hampshire, North Dakota adopt NEC
QUINCY, Mass.-North Dakota and New Hampshire recently announced plans to adopt the National Fire Protection Association's latest edition of electrical safety codes.

North Dakota voted to implement the 2002 edition of the National Electrical Code effective April 1, 2002, with New Hampshire following with a July 1, 2002, implementation timeline.

The new addition of the NEC includes more than 300 significant changes and marks the 49th edition. The first edition was issued in 1897.