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Maryland, one of two states that require residential fire sprinklers, reports record-low fire deaths in 2020

The Office of the State Fire Marshal of Maryland released preliminary data from 2020 which showed 51 people died due to injuries sustained in fires last year, a record-low for the state.
The previous low was 54 in 2012, and last year’s statistic represents a 22 percent decrease from the 65 deaths in 2019.
“Residential sprinklers are in place here in Maryland; they aren’t going anywhere,” State…

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Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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