In a state threatened by anti-sprinkler legislation, safety advocates join forces to educate, advocate for home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Ron Siarnicki (left), executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci stand near a display during a life safety conference this month in Annapolis, Maryland. The display commemorates home fire deaths in 2014. There are 51 sprinkler heads with the name of each person killed in Maryland home fires that year and 2,860 in the bin below for all U.S. home fire deaths. As previously reported on this blog, a Maryland delegate has introduced legislation to weaken the state’s requirement for home fire sprinklers. Not taking this news lightly, advocates gathered in Annapolis…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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