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New law requires homebuilder action on home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Delaware Governor Jack Markell (seated) signs new sprinkler bill. He’s sporting an NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative lapel pin. In front of more than 100 fire sprinkler advocates and key politicians, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed legislation on August 6 aimed at improving fire safety for homeowners. The new law requires builders of new, one- and two-family homes to give buyers a cost estimate for installing fire sprinklers and requires that homebuyers receive information from the State Fire Marshal’s Office about sprinkler benefits. Upon request of the buyer, the builder would be required to install sprinklers in the home. The new…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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