Fire officials in Redwood City today warned property owners that brass fittings are being stolen from sprinkler systems and standpipes throughout the city.Fire Marshal Jim Palisi said the metal fittings are "critical fire department connections" that allow firefighters to pump water into fire systems in the event of a structure fire. Read More
The City is cracking down on property owners that haven’t installed, or proven that they plan to install, sprinkler systems in skyscrapers to help fight fires.
Beginning next month, the Department of Building Inspection will stop issuing building permits needed for tenant renovations and other improvements in skyscrapers that are not fully equipped. Read More
San Mateo’s fire sprinkler ordinance is slated to become more lenient for certain residential remodels, but the city’s fire department is keeping tabs on a national discussion on the matter before making its final recommendation on any changes.
Current city rules require homeowners to upgrade or install additional sprinklers if more than 25 percent of the home’s square footage is affected in construction. Read More