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Following vote to exclude home fire sprinklers, advocates ramp up educational efforts

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire sprinkler supporters in New York were delivered a blow in August when the state’s Fire Prevention and Building Code Council voted to adopt the 2015 International Residential Code but remove the requirement for home fire sprinklers. The vote, however, has not thwarted advocates’ attempts at promoting these devices. In fact, since the Code Council’s decision, an array of sizzling presentations throughout New York have sent a subtle message to the group that support for home fire sprinklers is growing. In October, the New York Fire Sprinkler Council, a division of the Mechanical Contractors Association of New York, hosted a…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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