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Fire fatalities hit record low in New York City, but advocates say fire sprinklers can further reduce the fire problem

By Fred Durso, Jr. The New York City Fire Department reported 59 fire fatalities in 2015, the second lowest in the city’s recorded history. (The lowest was in 2012, with 58 recorded fire deaths, according to a recent news release.) Local safety advocates are lauding these figures, which they attribute to the city’s fire safety laws. However, they note, there’s always room for improvement. “While [these statistics] are significant, we believe the number can always go lower,” stated Anthony Saporito, executive vice president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of New York, an organization representing the city’s fire sprinkler contractors, fire sprinkler industry suppliers, and…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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