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New Fire Safety Requirements for Landlords Kick In This Month
By the end of the month, landlords will be governed by new rules about fire safety signage that needs to be displayed inside the buildings they own, fire officials explained on Wednesday. Firefighters explained the new requirements to media and curious landlords in a building on Valencia Street where they had already installed the signs to demonstrate how it should be done. The new rules are part of amendments to the San Francisco Fire Code that have just come into effect and were originally proposed by Supervisors Katy Tang and David Campos. But fire officials made it clear they fully support the new regulations. “The more familiar you are with your surroundings, it’s almost like having your own pre-fire plan,” said Fire Marshal Daniel DeCossio. “This is value added, it’s more information and it’s additional awareness,” said Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. “If you see something off, let the fire department know.” Apartments of three ...