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Big names in the sprinkler arena participate in news broadcast highlighting fire dangers of today’s homes

By Fred Durso, Jr. A recent news report from an ABC affiliate has detailed concerns over modern homes and household furnishings while making a strong case for home fire sprinklers. The news station rounded up some key sprinkler advocates for an investigative report underscoring just how quickly today’s fires become deadly. (NFPA and others have also researched this topic extensively.) NFPA blogger Tom Lia, also the executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, and other members of the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition discussed the toxicity of today’s furnishings under fire and the concerns with lightweight construction materials that are becoming more…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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