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Fire Code Friday: Historical Trivia

by Stacey Simmons

TGIFire Code Friday! Did you know the first exit device was invented in 1908? After nearly 600 people died in a theater fire, the Von Duprin “self-releasing fire exit device” was designed to allow free egress from a building. After a century of innovation and code changes, we still use this basic principal to keep tenants safe!

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