Massachusetts fire safety advocates blast white paper questioning the necessity of home fire sprinklers

by Michael S. Williams | September 11, 2014 8:38 am

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire service officials in Massachusetts made pointed comments this week to the state’s Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS), which is considering rolling back key safety requirements following an analysis on sprinkler systems that many are calling “flawed.” Issued by BBRS, the draft white paper, “The Cost and Effectiveness for Health, Safety, and Security of Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Sprinkler Systems in 3 to 6 Unit Residential Buildings,” examines these fire protection measures and the notion of lessening sprinkler requirements, an idea that drew ire from the number of fire officials attending the BBRS meeting, including NFPA and…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative[1]

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  1. NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/firesprinklerinitiativeblog/~3/LiyfMIuHaw0/massachusetts-fire-safety-advocates-blast-white-paper-questioning-the-necessity-of-home-fire-sprinklers.html

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