Traduction

Unified support by Maryland firefighters prevents attempt at weakening sprinkler requirement

By Fred Durso, Jr. Volunteer firefighters in Caroline County, Maryland, are being credited for stopping efforts to water down a fire sprinkler mandate. Maryland requires sprinklers in all of its new homes. Caroline County commissioners toyed with the idea of pursuing an amendment that would weaken the mandate, but got push back from all of its volunteer fire companies. “We are all unified [in our support of the sprinkler requirement],” Tim Gunderson, Ridgely Volunteer Fire Company President told The Star Democrat. While promoting the life-saving aspect of sprinklers, Gunderson also highlighted the affordability of installation. His research placed the average cost at about $2

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Fire fatalities hit record low in New York City, but advocates say fire sprinklers can further reduce the fire problem

Par Fred Durso, Jr. The New York City Fire Department reported 59 fire fatalities in 2015, the second lowest in

Test your grilling safety knowledge before your big Labor Day event

By LisaMarie Sinatra Doesn’t it seem like summer just got started? I can hardly believe that September is here and

More than 100 attendees at Learn Not to Burn train-the-trainer

By Lisa Braxton More than 100 participants spent today at Toronto Fire Services Training Academy at a free, one-day train-the-trainer