Home fire kills four children days after safety advocates urge the necessity of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. “We’re trying to make our legislators understand that [ home fire sprinklers are] important,” said Fire Marshals’ Association of Missouri President Gene Robertson during a live burn/sprinkler demonstration that occurred in conjunction with last month’s Missouri Association of Building and Fire Officials Conference. “We’re losing too many people to fires that we shouldn’t be losing.” Others would soon realize the accuracy of Robertson’s statement. Days later, in the same Missouri town where the sprinkler demonstration occurred, a home fire took the lives of four children ranging in age from two to five. According to a local NBC affiliate, firefighters rescued…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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