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How to obtain and maintain a home fire sprinkler requirement: a conversation with California Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover

By Fred Durso, Jr. California’s path to a statewide sprinkler requirement was as long and windy as the Yellow Brick Road. Prior to the mandate taking effect in 2011, local communities, one-by-one, decided to embrace mandatory installations, the first city being San Clemente in 1979. Getting all stakeholders on board to expand the requirement statewide might have seemed like a feat for Oz, but fortunately State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover knew how to make it happen. Despite the successes in California, Hoover is quick to point out that the statewide adoption “was only the beginning.” NFPA Journal had a recent conversation with Hoover on…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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