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Nevada Passes Statewide Fire Life Safety Bill

During the 2019 session, the Nevada Legislature passed a bill requiring the maintenance and testing of smoke and fire dampers, and smoke control systems in buildings used for the gathering of “50 or more people for purposes of deliberation, education, instruction, worship, entertainment, amusement or awaiting transportation, or the gathering of 100 or more people in establishments for drinking or dining.”

According to the bill, AB 297, the inspection, testing and maintenance of these fire life safety systems must be completed by a technician certified by the International Certification Board (ICB), through a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Buildings not included for inspection include state-owned or state-occupied buildings and schools. The statewide bill is one of three in the United States, and Nevada joins West Virginia and New Mexico with similar legislation.

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