November 5, 2010

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), about 3000 Americans die in home fires every year and thousands more are injured. Home fires are by far the greatest cause of fire deaths and injuries. Children under five and older adults face the highest risk. And anyone who has survived a …

November 4, 2010

The Fire Sprinkler Initiative has experienced enormous grassroots success promoting local ordinances mandating residential fire sprinklers. But those victories are threatened by state preemption.

October 21, 2010

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Middle District. Decided: October 19, 2010. Schuylkill Township appeals the Commonwealth Court’s order affirming a Department of Labor and Industry adjudication invalidating the Township’s sprinkler ordinance; the Ordinance required standards beyond the minimum requirements of the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), and that court found no local circumstances …