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New Milwaukee Smoke Alarm Ordinance To Require Sealed Lithium Battery Units In Residential Rental Housing

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, Smoke Detectors / Comments

The City of Milwaukee has introduced a change to the residential smoke alarm ordinance.  If passed, the revised ordinance will require the use of sealed smoke alarm units with 10 year lithium batteries in all city residential rental housing.  The proposed ordinance would require landlords to install the sealed unit when replacing a current removable-battery unit or by October 1, 2022, whichever occurs sooner.In is unknown what the impetus behind ...

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For Those of You Who Thought The Installation of A Smoke Detector Was Simple . . . READ THIS.

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in City of Milwaukee, Smoke Detectors / Comments

AASEW Board member Tim Ballering wrote the City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) back in June to ask for clarification about the proper placement of smoke detectors in his residential rental units in the city of Milwaukee.Ballering was prompted to write to DNS becasue he felt there was some confusion among DNS inspectors as to where smoke detectors should be installed.Below is the entire text of Ballering's email ...

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