The Conversation: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Jan 9, 2018

What Happened to Mandatory Sprinkler Systems After Marco Polo?

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6 months after a seven-alarm fire at the Marco Polo condo building, the Honolulu City Council appears no closer to mandating sprinkler systems in residential high rises. A fire chief, city councilmember, and condo board representative discuss issues of fire safety, how to pay for sprinkler systems, and what role local government should play


Socrates Bratakos, Assistant Chief, Honolulu Fire Department

Carol Fukunaga, Honolulu City Council Member

Jane Sugimura, President, Hawaii Council of Association of Apartment Owners   

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