Re: fire regulations
From: Lynn Nadeau (
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 12:49:02 -0700 (MST)
RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend Washington

We had to deal with fire code (UFC): hose distances, hydrants,  
hammerhead Ts and other truck turnarounds engineered when trucks had to 
go more than a certain footage from an intersection down a non-through 
street, etc. Common house fire extinguishers, exit signage, power outage 
emergency lighting, emergency egress clear paths outside the building. 

In one case we couldn't or didn't want to run a road close enough for the 
FD to easily serve one of our houses. They allowed us the arrangement 
anyway, conditional upon that house having to have a sprinkler system 
installed. Perhaps the dilemma of the group with a FD not wanting 
multi-family dwellings could be addressed with a sprinkler system. Worth 

Lynn Nadeau, RoseWind Cohousing
Port Townsend Washington (Victorian seaport, music, art, nature)

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