TCATA, DLI Lobbying for Changes to Fire Code

Jason Hicks |

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) and the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) are working together to secure changes to the International Code Council’s (ICC) fire code.
While there are two major standards, fire marshals are increasingly citing the ICC fire code rather than that of the National Fire Protection Standard (NFPS), TCATA says.
The ICC code currently requires sprinklers in drycleaning plants running Class III solvents, creating a cost burden, the associations say. An ad-hoc committee of cleaners and allied-trades representatives is working to secure changes to the code, which will be considered by the ICC this fall.

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Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.


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