Michigan Regulates Mobile Home Construction

Issue 2 and Volume 128.

Michigan Regulates Mobile Home Construction Fire safety regulations for mobile home construction which went into effect in Michigan on November 6, are a “step in the right direction… but not the entire answer,” according to Lansing Fire Marshal Gordon Adsit. Adsit was a member of a panel, along with Donald Ulrey of the Fire Marshal Division, Michigan Department of State Police, and Larry Townsend, director of engineering, DMH Co., Alma, a mobile home manufacturer, who addressed a Michigan Fire Inspectors Conference at Michigan State University. “Carelessness and clutter are the greatest causes of mobile home fire fatalities,” Adsit advised municipal inspectors meeting in MSU’s Kellogg Center for Continuing Education September 24-27. Those most endangered are the young and the aged. Newly married couples and senior citizens who account for most mobile home sales are at a disadvantage—the former because of a lack of housekeeping experience and the latter because of…

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