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Fire codes unmet, chief won't approve homeless shelter

The chief says he won't allow occupancy until smoke detectors and sprinklers work

By Dean Narciso and Rita Price
The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The opening of a proposed winter shelter for the homeless will be postponed at least two weeks as government officials and shelter operators wrangle over a host of safety-related problems.

Franklin Township Fire Chief Richard Howard said the building is far from ready for occupancy.

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Russ Gregston Russ Gregston Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:15:43 AM What wrangling? Building codes are in place for a reason. It's simple , comply. Stick to your guns Chief Howard. Good intentions or not it sounds like a last minute slap together portable toilets and all.
Jacob Wadsworth Jacob Wadsworth Friday, February 01, 2013 10:00:25 PM Indeed, fire codes are created for a reason. It is for the safety of all anyway so compliance is a must. Being strict about it is the right thing to do so that fire hazards will be eliminated. -

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