Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act would help with costs of fire prevention.
Tuesday, February 19
Ahead of tomorrow’s tenth anniversary of the Station Night Club fire in West Warwick that killed 100 people and left hundreds more injured, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) has announced he will reintroduce legislation that would reduce the cost and impact of fires by encouraging the placement of automatic sprinklers in all multi-unit residential and commercial structures. The Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act was inspired by the 2003 fire and findings that thousands of Americans lose their lives each year because of buildings that lack adequate fire prevention systems. The legislation, which has received support from the American Fire Sprinkler Association and the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs, allows small and medium size property …
Residents should be reminded that opening burning is currently prohibited.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The following has been provided to Coventry Patch by the Coventry EMA: The Coventry Emergency Management Staff would like to remind the public that the National Weather Service continues to place Rhode Island at an elevated risk of fire potential due to wind, dry conditions and lack of humidity. While there is no current “Red Flag” warning in effect, the Town of Coventry has experienced no fewer than five substantial brush/woodland fires in the last week. The Coventry Emergency Management Staff would like to remind our residents that open burning, (with the exception of cooking grills), is prohibited in the Town of Coventry and requests cooperation with this matter. Violators may be subject to fines. We are expecting substantial rainfall…