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How to combat the popular myth that ‘newer homes are safer homes

Por Fred Durso, Jr. There’s a popular myth circulating across North America that today’s homebuilding materials offer adequate protection for occupants during a fire. Tell that to Jack Grant, president of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association, who recently gave some pointed comments about the popularand cost-effectivelightweight construction materials found in many of today’s new homes. Recently in his state, a new, two-story home was destroyed by fire in minutes. While firefighters on the scene escaped with their lives, others haven’t been as fortunate. “This type of construction will kill firefighters,” Grant told a local NBC affiliate during a recent interview. Rather than nix the

Fuente:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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