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Massive New Jersey fire places home fire sprinkler bill on fast track

By Fred Durso, Jr. The danger of lightweight construction under fire was placed in the national spotlight last month when a residential complex in Edgewater, New Jersey, constructed with this material went up in flames. Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities, but more than 1,000 people were displaced, per the Associated Press. The residence’s sprinklers operated as intended and were crucial in getting occupants to safety in ample time. Following this event, New Jersey legislators have been busy drafting legislation to better safeguard homes and occupants from fire. A Republican assemblyman, for instance, has drafted a bill that would freeze permits on multi-family

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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