STBOA Articles

November 8, 2017

Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recall – 11/2/2017

  On November 2, 2017, Kidde recalled approximately 40 million fire extinguishers nationwide. The recall includes fire extinguishers manufactured from 1973 until 2017. The fire extinguishers have been recalled due to failure to discharge. and there have been multiple accounts of fire extinguishers not working during emergencies. The recalled fire extinguishers may become clogged or fail to activate when needed to put out a fire. If you have a Kidde fire extinguisher with a plastic handle it is possible that it has been recalled. Participants of the Healthy Neighborhoods Program in Tompkins County may have received one of these recalled...
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September 7, 2017

Benefits of Participating in the ICC Code Development Process

Imagine a world where you can shape the regulations that ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people who live in, work in and visit the community you serve, as well as the world! While doing this, you can vastly increase your knowledge and engage in meaningful discussions on points of law that impact quality of life and safety. In addition, you could help to raise the profile of your profession, improving the lives of your colleagues.
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September 7, 2017

The Building Code Profession Is Dying Out, and That’s a Problem

Many of the officials who check construction plans and inspect buildings for safety are on the cusp of retirement—and they’re not being replaced.
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