|Re: Fire regulations and cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: pattymara (pattymarajuno.com)|
|Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 16:15:01 -0700 (MST)|
At Tierra Nueva (central CA coast) we all learned early on about "hose wrap". This is the maximum distance permitted between where a fire truck can drive to and park, and the house it is supposed to be protecting from fire. The drawing of our site plan was severely constricted by the hose wrap requirements. We researched and designed a "green road" so that we could maintain the pedestrian feel without building roads close to every house. This green road looks like grass, but it has a plastic webbing underneath the grass to be able to bear the weight of a fire truck. Golf courses make use of the same webbing product. No fire fighting equipment requirements were made. The fire chief, who we came to know well, was more interested in the tree branches arching over the green road where his trucks would drive, and of course, the hose wrap. Smoke alarms were required in the homes, but were not installed in the common house. Wierd huh? Somehow it passed through their radar. Patty Mara Gourley mmm ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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