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Braving frigid temperatures, sprinkler advocates get legislators’ attention with an outdoor display

By Fred Durso, Jr. Old Man Winter kept his firm grip on New England last week by dipping temperatures into the single digits during a legislative breakfast hosted by the Western Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Piercing the bitter chill, albeit briefly, was a fiery display that did what it was intended to do: get the attention of key politicians. Within minutes, the side-by-side burn demonstration–one structure equipped with sprinklers, one without–showcased to an array of state and local legislators that fire shows no mercy. (The temperature in the unsprinklered structure rapidly reached 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit.) What they also saw firsthand was…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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