July 14, 2011

By TOM FAHEY State House Bureau Chief CONCORD — A second legislative attempt to block local fire and planning officials from setting rules on residential sprinklers has been vetoed. Gov. John Lynch Wednesday vetoed Senate Bill 91, saying it intrudes too far on local authority. SB 91 bars towns and cities …

June 14, 2011

Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto asks state lawmakers to reject Senate Bill 32 which would prohibit municipalities from enforcing stricter fire codes than the state. By Steve Ponto | Email the author | June 13, 2011 The League of Wisconsin Municipalities recently produced a two-page list of state budget items and proposed state legislation …

March 14, 2011

About 3000 Americans die in home fires every year and thousands more are injured. Home fires are the greatest cause of fire deaths and injuries, and children under five and older adults face the highest risk. One of the great public health success stories of the past decade is the grassroots movement for …