residential sprinklers

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Paul Combs, Whats at Steak?

by mobrian on July 19, 2009

By: Azarang (Ozzie) Mirkhah, P.E., CBO, EFO, CFO, MIFireE

Danger is lurking and our firefighters must be aware and take immediate measures to protect their own safety along with the safety of the public they are sworn to protect. All firefighters across America must become fully aware of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) systematic behind the scene maneuvering at the state legislative levels in many states across the land, which is intended to erode the rights of the jurisdictions to adopt and enhance building construction codes at the local levels. This is a very dangerous trend not only to the safety of the public that we are sworn to protect, but also to our own firefighters.

The focus of this article is on our firefighters’ safety. Firefighters are [click to continue…]

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Any One Up for a Fight?

by mobrian on May 20, 2009

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Budget Shortfalls, Residential Sprinklers, and Lots of Other Stuff

The fire service in Michigan is taking it hard.  Out of all the states we have been hit the highest with unemployment, layoff of firefighters, reduction in staffing levels due to decrease in taxes and state shared revenue.  Many communities are experience or forecasting a 30% reduction in under 3 years in incoming taxes and milages.

Life for senior management in the fire service is not what it used to be.  Now we are in a fight to make our communities fire protection at the front of the battle.  This is happening by [click to continue…]

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Residential Sprinklers

September 22, 2008

This weekend 20 representatives from Michigan were involved in the code hearings for the 2009 proposed ICC codes.  The big vote RB 64 which would require residential sprinklers in all one and two family dwellings (after adoption of the IRC by the State and January 1, 2011) and townhouses in accordance with the IRC passed.  […]

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