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Fire deaths on the decline in a state requiring home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Maryland, one of two states with statewide sprinkler requirements (California is the other), has seen a 20-percent decrease in fire fatalities in 2014 over last year. That’s a decline from 55 fire deaths in 2013 to 44 this year. “Maryland’s fire service is cautiously optimistic with this year’s data,” said State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci in a news release. “Everyone must remain vigilant in their fire prevention efforts to continue this trend. An estimated 80 percent of all structure fires in Maryland occur in what most assume to be the safest places–our homes.” The state has participated in a number…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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