NFPA, Connecticut fire service, and array of safety advocates vocalize their support for new sprinkler bill at recent hearing

By Fred Durso, Jr. The Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee held a public hearing recently in West Hartford on a new bill that would require sprinklers in new, one- and two-family homes. NFPA joined an army of sprinkler advocates to testify in support of the measure. What surprised NFPA Regional Director Bob Duval, who offered statistical data on the impact of fire at the committee hearing, was the level of support for this bill from the state’s politicians at the meeting. “State Rep. Stephen Dargan [who chairs the committee] said in the meeting’s opening statements that he was in support of…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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