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Home modifications hamper sprinkler activation

By Fred Durso, Jr. An unfortunate lesson was learned in Maryland, a state with sprinkler ordinances in all of its counties. During a recent fire in a sprinkler-protected home in the city of Bowie, modifications to the home hampered the sprinkler’s performance, resulting in fire injuries to the homeowners. According to a news release by the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), a dropped ceiling blocked the fire sprinklers, thus impacting its ability to perform. “Sprinkler systems in houses are essentially maintenance free,” said Jason Webb, NFSA’s director of Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance. “But when you make modifications that block the fire sprinklers, you have…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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