Posted on 07/11/2018 in Electric & Electronic Fire Safety 2018
Philadelphia hard-wired smoke alarm obligations

Philadelphia City Council is considering a Bill to make hard-wired (not only battery operated) smoke alarms obligatory in all boarding houses, as part of a number of improvements to social lodging regulations. Installation by end 2019 would be required. This follows a tragic fire in a house operating illegally as boarding rooms, in which four people died. The city already requires hard-wired smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms in all new housing, including one family dwellings.

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