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Groundbreaking report examines public opinion of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Until recently, there was no sound literature documenting why homeowners opt to purchase a home with fire sprinklers, their opinions on these devices, or how their opinions relate to policies supporting mandatory sprinkler requirements. Identifying this research gap, the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Injury Research and Policy initiated a study gauging public opinions of fire sprinklers in one- and two-family homes. Noted in the study’s report as a “preventable public health problem,” home fire injuries and deaths are still a cause for alarm in America; more than 42,000 people have died in U.S. home fires…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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