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Code offers different building standards for senior centers

...County officials say there was no sprinkler system in the attic to keep combustible...it can use a less-extensive sprinkler system, with no sprayers required...and exterior.There's a wet sprinkler system throughout the building and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-04/code-offers-different-buildin
Retirement center staff not required to pass fire training in Georgia

...detection and protection features, including smoke alarms, portable fire extinguishers, means of exit, and alarm and sprinkler systems.At Marshall Square, residents say, it took about an hour after the first fire alarms sounded and smoke was seen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-19/retirement-center-staff-not-r
Residents recall confusion in Marshall Square evacuation

...left everything."Brucker said he didn't smell any smoke, but when he got downstairs he saw that the overhead sprinkler system had activated in the atrium, soaking the carpet on the main floor.He recalls staff members saying that there was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-03/residents-recall-confusion-ma
Monitoring company slow to call about Marshall Square fire

...residents said after evacuating the complex that the sprinkler system failed to activate, while others said they did see it go off.Wallen said the facility had an active sprinkler system. The sprinklers, he said, are typically activated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-03/monitoring-company-slow-call-
Columbia County Commission to examine new housing district

...additional precautionary design features, such as houses with gutters, air conditioners placed behind homes and no side sprinkler systems to keep lots dry and accessible," Cox said.He said planning commissioners saw the new guidelines as a way to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-31/columbia-county-commissi
Marshall Square Retirement Resort warned against shelter in place fire policy

...place.Kuhlmann warned Bryde that a fire in the mostly wooden building would grow and spread quickly."Even with a sprinkler system, you've got to get these people out," Kuhlmann said of what he told Bryde during the meeting.In February...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-10/marshall-square-retire
Ranch house is rare find at West Lake

...countertops.This standout property also has a spacious laundry room; double car, side-entry garage; and automatic sprinkler system. The roof, HVAC system and water heater are new.Located in West Lake, where club membership offers a premier golf...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-30/ranch-house-rare-find-west-lake
ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle Peter Pan peanut butter salmonella case

...awaits sentencing and could face prison.ConAgra officials blamed moisture from a leaky roof and a malfunctioning sprinkler system at its Georgia production plant for helping salmonella bacteria grow on raw peanuts. The plant was upgraded and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/conagra-pay-112m-settle-pe
Water, air quality concerns heighten conflict between pig farm and environmental advocates

...production, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department.Treated, liquefied manure and urine is pumped to large sprinkler systems and flung on fields for fertilizer. The resulting odor is a daily drag for Richard Brown, whose home is nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-16/water-air-quality-concerns
Former chamber building downtown to reopen with First Friday art exhibit

...floor. Inspectors later returned with additional requirements including addressing issues with wiring and a fire sprinkler system, Padgett said."The permitting process, it could have gone a lot better on their end," he said.The city-owned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-04/former-chamber-building-