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Builders attempt to eliminate new requirement for home fire sprinklers via court action

By Fred Durso, Jr. Image courtesy of Kittisak at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The city of Estero, Florida, celebrated a victory in October 2015, when its fire district unanimously passed an ordinance to sprinkler new, one- and two-family homes. The celebration, however, was short-lived. One month later, two builder groups–the Lee County Industry Association and the Florida Home Builders Association–filed a lawsuit against the new requirement. While the complaint wasn’t formally served at that time, implementation of the ordinance was delayed until July, reports The News-Press, a Floridian publication. With the suit from the builders properly filed this month, the groups claim “imminent harm” to their business…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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