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Is your church safe?

A question for 1999 National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 3-9)

The church asked the local fire marshal to check the detection/alarm/ extinguisher system. "To our surprise, large areas were unprotected — the sanctuary, the narthex and others," Heideman said. "Because older buildings are grandfathered under fire codes, you can be legal, but you may not be safe."


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