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Fire departments exemplify ease–and impact–of initiating educational campaign in support of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. In recent months, Floridians have been getting more than a dose of the sun’s warmth. The issue of home fire sprinklers has also been heating up, prompted by local safety advocates initiating dialogue on these devices. Take, for instance, Gainesville Fire Rescue, which is raising awareness of sprinklers through education. “The number one loss of life today from fire is not in buildings like this where we enjoy the protection of sprinklers,” Gainesville Fire Chief Jeff Lane said during a recent presentation to the City Commission inside City Hall. “Where we lose lives today is in our homes, and you’d…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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