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Advocates in action: Fire service focuses on fire sprinklers following deadly home fire

By Fred Durso, Jr. The 27th fire death in Massachusetts this year was a 64-year-old man who succumbed to a home fire. Highlighting the cause–improper disposal of smoking materials–was just as important to the local fire service as was noting the solution for eliminating home fire deaths. When asked for comment about the fire from a reporter, Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition Chair Mary Regan took a stance on sprinklers. “Fires are always a terrible experience, but they are even worse when someone dies,” said Regan, fire chief of the Westfield, Massachusetts, Fire Department, in an article that appeared on Mass Live. “I have been…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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