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Fire safety advocate: Code-adopting bodies need to stop “cherry-picking” home safety features and embrace home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Shane Ray, president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association A two-year-old girl died this year from a fire in a New York home built two years ago. The event rattled safety advocates nationwide while providing a crystal-clear example of the dangers associated with not adopting current building codes. “New York hasn’t updated its statewide code since 2010, and that adoption was based on 2006 codes,” stated Shane Ray, president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, in a commentary that appeared on Firehouse.com. “A two-year-old is dead because of the lack of staying current with codes. Fire sprinklers work, and maintaining…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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