Nursing Home Fire Leads To Revisit Of National Fire Safety Codes

After a nursing home fire that evacuated 49 nursing home patients, fire codes are being revisited in one state. Although all of the patients made it out alive, four to eight of them suffered from smoke inhalation. Currently the codes do not require an operating sprinkler system. 

"We'll be making recommendations that the code be reviewed for possible changes on a national basis," said the state fire marshall. "Are we keeping people as safe as we can or do we need to modify this particular section of code?" For more, read the story.