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VTDIGGER: State fire safety official offers alternative to stricter fire code rules

By Hilary Niles. Reposted from, July 26, 2013 “A recent update to Vermont’s fire code started some people wondering if certain rural construction sites would be permissible — even if developers could afford to install on-site water supplies large enough to comply with the new code. VTDigger reported on the heightened requirements on July 5. Bob Patterson, deputy director of the state’s Division of Fire Safety, has since weighed in: If a suburban or rural site cannot fulfill the water supply requirements of the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Code, a different standard from NFPA can be used…” PDF of Full VTDigger Article


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