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Deadly finale to 2014 in South Carolina prompts rallying cry for home fire sprinkler requirements

By Fred Durso, Jr. The South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition crafted the following call to action after a deadly series of house fires in late 2014. For readers looking to join the coalition, contact coalition chair Jonathan Jones. During the week of Christmas, South Carolina lost a horrendous number of lives to residential fires. Eleven persons lost their lives in places that did not have the highest level of protection available, given current model code standards. Nine of these deaths occurred in one day, and five of the lives lost were under the age of 18. This heartbreaking loss of life makes the week…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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