Rhode Island Commission Supports Stricter Fire Code

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http://www.globe.com/dailyglobe2/157/metro/R_I_panel_supports_toughened_fire_code+.shtml Without debate, a state commission investigating the deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire yesterday issued sweeping recommendations that would eliminate a controversial provision that exempted older buildings such as The Station from conforming to up-to-date fire safety laws requiring sprinklers. Specialists say sprinklers would have quickly doused the Feb. 20 fire that killed 100 people and injured . . .

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