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Dual purpose: Firefighter doubles as a homebuilder who embraces home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Firefighter and homebuilder Kevin Fitzpatrick (center) cost-effectively sprinklered his parents’ new home in Alsip, Illinois. One might expect to find Chicago Firefighter Kevin Fitzpatrick fighting fires on the roofs of residences, but he’s also been seen installing fire-treated plywood on the roofs of new homes. As owner of Wilmot Builders, Fitzpatrick recently assisted with the build of a new, sprinkler-protected home for his parents, John and Lynn Fitzpatrick, in Alsip, Illinois. The single-family home is an outcome of the village’s sprinkler ordinance, which is in accordance with NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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