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  •  That is specific to Illinois (0+ / 0-)

    and beyond the usual requirement.

    There are very few subjects which do not interest or fascinate me.

    by NYFM on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:21:19 PM PST

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    •  Yes, that is what I said in the first post. (0+ / 0-)

      But Illinois is NOT unusual.  The BOCA code is not a standard, but looked at by many as the bare minimum.  States with more dense populations tend to have better Life Safety codes for children and public places.  

      Some of the well-meaning suggestions in this thread have negative rather than positive life safety implications.  In the case of Illinois, a tragic school fire in 1958 where children were trapped in rooms and died led this state and others to greatly increase life safety in schools.

      I am pleased that so many people are becoming concerned and helping the discussion along.  People just need to understand that often what looks like a simple fix is complicated for good reason.

      "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (John Boner, Paul Ryan, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

      by Eman on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:41:22 AM PST

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