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How to get home fire sprinklers on the radar of your policymakers and legislators

By Fred Durso, Jr. “Policymakers need to be gently nudged along the right path,” Shari Shapiro told attendees at NFPA’s recent Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit in Phoenix. Nudging legislators in a pro-sprinkler direction has been a task of Shapiro, founder of Calliope Policy Advisers, which represents nonprofits and other industries in state and local affairs, including building code updates. During her presentation, Shapiro outlined necessary actions that can get and keep home fire sprinklers on the radar of legislators and influential groups. “Fire sprinklers are a taxpayer issue,” she told the crowd. “When a home burns down, it has an impact on the community,…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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