Deadly blaze underscores Connecticut’s home fire problem and growing group of safety advocates working towards a solution

By Fred Durso, Jr. An early-morning fire on December 19 ripped through a partial residence in Bristol, Connecticut, killing two people. Fire safety advocates across the state have joined forces to highlight the frequency of these tragedies and a device that can significantly reduce home fire deaths. Launched this year, the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition includes local fire service officials, NFPA, the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and others that are championing for increased education and installation of home fire sprinklers in new, one- and two-family dwellings. The coalition’s formation is in response to the state’s alarming number of home fires; there were more than…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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