Nearly one year after deadly Fairmount fire, U.S. to mandate better smoke alarms in public housing

Nearly one year after the tragic Fairmount fire that killed 12 people, including 9 children, the U.S. will mandate 10-year, tamper-resistant smoke alarms in public housing units. The measure, introduced by Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Madeleine Dean, was included in the $1.7 trillion government spending bill signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday.

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