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Anti-sprinkler sentiment fuels fire officials’ promotion of these life-saving devices

By Fred Durso, Jr. Tom Lia (left), at the scene of a sprinklered home with homeowner/fire inspector Dennis Randolph and his wife, Melinda In 2014, fire officials from 29 towns and fire districts in Will County, Illinois, gathered to discuss common code enforcement issues at a meeting with county board members. It was immediately apparent that certain board members had an anti-fire-sprinkler agenda. While the meeting began with home fire sprinklers as a consideration in the county building code, county board members quickly decided to amend out the fire sprinkler requirement for new homes found in national model building codes. While there had been…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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