As cooking fires continue to be the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, the following cities have enacted ordinances calling for cooktop fire suppression devices in single/and or multi-family housing.
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Hurst, Texas – Year established: 2014
Code of ordinances No. 2276, Section 5-539 Requirements – Interior of structure
A fire suppression system above each cooking device, including, but not limited to stoves, ovens, or other similar
devices, capable of suppressing a fire
Shreveport, Louisiana – Year established: 2009
Ordains in Section 30-70 that “owners and/or managers of apartment buildings containing three or more dwelling units with no automatic fire suppression sprinkler system which contain independent cooking and bathroom facilities shall install and maintain an approved, automatic, laboratory tested, fire extinguishing device designed to suppress fires over each stove located in all apartment residences.”
Westwego, Louisiana – Year established: 2009
Ordinance 1382 decress that “all multi-unit housing (two or more) without sprinkler systems must have automatic stovetop fire suppressors.”
Carrboro, North Carolina – Year established: 2009
Ordinance Chapter 12 (“Fire Protection”) Section 12-20 declares that “new residential construction (both single- and multi-family) shall contain stove or range top fire suppression units where installation of the same in accordance with the manufacturuer’s specifications is practical.”
North Richland Hills, Texas – Year established: 2008
Code of ordinances Section 98-535: Fire Protection “that all vent hoods located above cooking appliances are required to be equipped with a temporary or permanent fire suppression system.”
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