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Community’s extensive study and advocacy for home fire sprinklers leads to major victory

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire safety advocates in Florida are reaping the fruits of their labor following a well-thought-out push for home fire sprinklers. This month, Estero Fire District in Florida unanimously voted that fire sprinklers be included in all new, one- and two-family homes. The measure wasn’t an easy feat, since sprinkler opponents diligently fought its passage, noting that installation costs would “price families out of the housing market,” per an article that appeared on News-Press.com. Countering this claim was the Estero Fire Rescue, which commissioned a study on the requirement’s economic impact, a necessity for Floridian towns considering a sprinkler ordinance. According…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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