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Chiang Rai Fire Safety Officials Press for Smoke Detectors in All Schools and Dormitories

The two agencies and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggested that schools and dormitories install smoke alarms which can detect smoke and send out a signal within 60 seconds.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggested that schools and dormitories install smoke alarms which can detect smoke and send out a signal within 60 seconds.

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CHIANG RAI -At a press conference on Friday, experts from the Council of Engineers and the Building Safety Inspectors and Officers Association recommended that dormitories and schools install smoke alarms to prevent any fatalities caused by fire.

Building Safety Officers said that fire detectors could have warned and possibly saved the children in the disastrous fire that killed 17 girls of Pitakkiat Witthaya School last month.
Smoke detectors could have possibly saved the 17 children from dying

Smoke detectors could have possibly saved the children from dyingbeing killed or injured

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It hasn’t been officially confirmed but its speculated that the fire could have resulted from the lamp holder of a fluorescent light, melting and dripping onto the carpet, igniting a fire.

Although most electrical engineers deem such an incident barely possible, a survey of the site found that the spot where the fire started was near a number of other electrical appliances and was close to the kitchen which can accumulate heat, making a sudden blaze more likely.

The two agencies and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggested that schools and dormitories install smoke alarms which can detect smoke and send out a signal within 60 seconds. They also advised that a fire exit be built to enable people to escape a fire in time.

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