Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:14
A policy that would require sprinkler systems in large or
multistory homes failed to meet the approval of the state Building Code
A fire that killed seven South Carolina college students at
a North Carolina beach house earlier this year inspired firefighters to bring
the proposal before the council.
By a vote of 7-6 yesterday, the Council refused to
accept measure. The proposal would have required sprinklers in new homes of
more than 3,600 square feet or structures three or more stories off the ground.