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Arizona town offers solid proof that a home fire sprinkler ordinance can be cost-effective

By Fred Durso, Jr. Jim Ford, fire marshal for the Scottsdale, Arizona, Fire Department Looking for sound evidence that a home fire sprinkler ordinance can save lives without posing added financial burdens to homeowners? Chat with Jim Ford. The fire marshal of the Scottsdale, Arizona, Fire Department, Ford has an array of data underscoring the effectiveness of his town’s sprinkler requirement that went into effect in 1986. The most eye-opening slides from his presentation during NFPA’s recent Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit in Phoenix highlighted more than 20 home fires–electrical, smoking, and cooking were some of the causes–that led to successful sprinkler activations. “We’re seeing…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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