Sprinkler opponents come out in droves for Pittsburgh City Council hearing

Sprinkler opponents come out in droves for Pittsburgh City Council hearing

If Pittsburgh Fire Chief Daryl Jones had it his way, every home in the city would have a sprinkler system. But for now, he’d settle for them being required in all high-rise buildings.

“One of my duties is to reduce the risk of fire to citizens and visitors as well as the firefighters in the city of Pittsburgh,” Jones said while testifying before city council Monday evening.

His advocacy for a fire-sprinkler requirement comes after a high-rise fire claimed an elderly woman’s life two years ago. But despite Jones’s insistence that installing sprinkler systems is the only way to ensure safety, the roughly hundred people who filled council chambers for the public hearing remained unconvinced.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Auditor General unveils “A Safer Pennsylvania: A Community Approach to Firearm Safety” special report

Auditor General unveils “A Safer Pennsylvania: A Community Approach to Firearm Safety” special report

At a press conference on Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a special report on firearm safety which outlines several new ways in which Pennsylvania can curb deaths and injuries from firearms without changing existing state laws.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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