New Smoke Alarm Regulations

An update to building-code regulations in Florida is now instructing family homes to use tamper-proof smoke alarms. Homeowners also have the option to use wireless alarms. The new code states that when any home alterations are done that require a permit, this requires an update to the smoke alarms. Mark Smith, the Alachua County Fire Marshall, advocates tamper-proof alarms because they decrease the risk of deaths and injuries from fires in the home.

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Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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