Key sprinkler advocate reappointed to Massachusetts building board

By Fred Durso, Jr. There’s a push in Massachusetts to preserve and strengthen the state’s sprinkler requirements, and advocates there once again have an important player working on their side. During his final days in office, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reappointed Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher to the state’s Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS), an 11-member group that adopts building regulations and administers provisions of the state building code. Gallagher, who represents the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts on the BBRS and is fire chief with the Acushnet Fire and EMS Department, is a staunch supporter of home fire sprinklers; he and the…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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