Minnesota city initiates discussion on sprinklering all of its homes

By Fred Durso, Jr. Per a new law, all new homes in Minnesota larger than 4,500 square feet must include sprinklers. Upon learning that sprinklers reduce the risk of dying in home fires by 80 percent, the town of Edina has initiated an online discussion to gauge whether all of its new homes should be sprinklered. According to the city’s website, Edina isn’t looking to alter local law at this time. The online forum is to merely obtain feedback on home fire sprinklers, which will be sent to Edina’s city council. The online forum is broken up into three topics: Required For All, Cost/Benefit,…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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