New Castle County is moving forward with a plan to require fire sprinklers in new home. (Pixabay photo from Pexels)

NCCo working to require fire sprinklers in new homes

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County is moving forward with a plan to require fire sprinklers in new townhouses and one- and two-family dwellings. Its planing document cites lots of support, including the Delaware State Fire Marshal‚Äôs Office, the New Castle County Fire Chiefs Association, the New Castle County Firefighter‚Äôs Association, the New Castle County Fire and Ambulance Advisory Board, the Fire Sprinkler …

Wilmington is 14th on The Hartford’s list of America’s riskiest cities for home fires. (Photo by Dave Hoefleron Unsplash)

Wilmington at high risk for home fires, insurer says

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

    Wilmington is one of America‚Äôs riskiest cities for home fires, a new analysis of federal data has concluded. The Hartford 2023 Home Fire Index places Wilmington 14th out of 150 large U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk. Requests for comment from Wilmington Fire Department Chief John Looney and State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio were not …