FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Franklin Township fire chief won't agree to a plan to use a fire watch to patrol a proposed winter shelter that's been trying for weeks to open up to homeless men and women.
The Community Shelter Board had asked Chief Richard Howard to allow a fire watch until the building's sprinkler system is operating.
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Nathan EnyartFriday, December 07, 2012 6:27:03 AMOK I can understand the safety issue. But the Chief gets to sleep in a warm bed. While others are out in the cold. The Fire watch worked for us in the Military.
Russ GregstonFriday, December 07, 2012 6:55:10 AMNathan I've been following this story for a while now and the shelter committee has been cutting corners everywhere they can . The plan was ill conceived from the get go, also this group has tried to circumvent codes on several occasions.
Jacob WadsworthSunday, December 09, 2012 10:54:22 PMI believe the fire chief's decision is right because he is thinking of the general welfare of the people. I understand that these people need a place to rest and go about their lives but it is just too risky to allow them to live there without fire safety. - http://www.zaricode.com/