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More and more fire service members making a point to mention fire sprinklers at scene of home fires

By Fred Durso, Jr. Rightfully so, smoke alarms typically get a mention at the scene of home fires. In front of news cameras and intrepid journalists, the fire official lets the public know whether or not these devices were present and operational. What’s now occurring across North America are forward-thinking safety advocates also making a pitch for home fire sprinklers. Take, for instance, a residential fire that occurred late last year in Millbury, Massachusetts. A 56-year-old disabled woman died in the blaze. Though not a one- or two-family home, the residence–like its smaller counterparts–would have benefited from fire sprinklers. The original plan of the…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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