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Fire officials in Florida to examine sprinkler ordinance

By Fred Durso, Jr. Kudos to fire officials at Estero Fire Rescue, who have initiated a study on the cost and benefits of a potential sprinkler ordinance for new, one- and two-family homes. Though the town is nearing build out, the Naples Daily News reports that community planners are considering “higher density” developments for some of the remaining parcels. Moreover, sprinklers would protect the town’s higher-than-average high-risk groups, which include children and the elderly, populations that have a greater risk of dying in a house fire, per NFPA research. Estero Fire Marshal Phillip Green told the paper that the area’s estimated cost for sprinkler…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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