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FEMA’s ‘next generation’ of temporary housing includes fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Disaster survivors displaced from their homes will now have one less thing to worry about if sheltering in temporary housing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has decided to include key fire safety features–particularly, fire sprinklers–in its new manufactured housing units. Following a major disaster, these units serve as a temporary home until formal repairs or permanent housing is acquired. FEMA wanted to make sure its next generation of temporary housing was as safe as the agency could provide, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate recently told an ABC affiliate. The concealed sprinklers accompany smoke alarms throughout the unit. “When you put…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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