Massive fire- No sprinklers in the older portion of building - Seniors residence. Man


Goober
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Massive fire- No sprinklers in the older portion of building - Seniors residence. Many were restricted to wheel chairs- or suffering from Alzheimers. Most were 85 or older-
30 still missing.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...1.2507699Caron
 
lone wolf
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Missing, I think, is optimistic. Where could they go? There is a very big hole in a small Quebec town tonight.
 
SLM
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OMG. How in the hell can they allow seniors homes or hospitals to operate without a mandatory sprinkler system? They should have moved on this years ago and given a set time frame to update or face a penalty. What a horrible way for people to go!
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

OMG. How in the hell can they allow seniors homes or hospitals to operate without a mandatory sprinkler system? They should have moved on this years ago and given a set time frame to update or face a penalty. What a horrible way for people to go!

Ontario was the first Prov to mandate sprinklers in seniors facilities. The problem is older construction has till 2019 to upgrade.
It is all about money. Govts subsidize many care facilities, installing new sprinklers raises costs. Not only for the Govt but for those that pay their own upkeep.

A facility such as this where people are severely restricted in the event of a fire should not have any grace period to install sprinklers

Updated
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle16490016/
Last edited by Goober; Jan 24th, 2014 at 03:14 PM..
 
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