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Family underscores reality of home fires following their escape and death of two loved ones

By Fred Durso, Jr. Jed Boucher’s foray into safety advocacy followed one of the most horrific moments of his life. The unfortunate outcome of a fire in his home last year was the loss of the structure and the deaths of his mother and brother. “Ten more seconds in there, and I’d have been killed,” Boucher told a Massachusetts publication following the fire late last year. Smoking materials were the culprit, a reality that Boucher’s mom, Brigette, warned of many times before. “My mother was always on us for smoking,” Boucher’s sister, Denise, said in the story. During the fire, screams to Brigette–lovingly referred…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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