Anaheim council rejects costly requirement for new high-rises


On a 5-1 vote, the Anaheim City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal that would have required the installation of expensive firefighting equipment in new high-rises, including multifamily housing.

The proposal called for firefighter air-replenishment systems in new buildings taller than 75 feet.

Such systems are designed to provide rapid air-refilling capabilities to firefighters’ breathing tanks, however, there is no guarantee that the devices make buildings any safer.

This type of ordinance also exceeds …

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