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NFPA, fire service react to false claims made by Maryland media on home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Maryland’s news outlets have been producing stories with a slanted view on home fire sprinklers, prompting the state’s fire service and NFPA to take action. Maryland joins California in requiring fire sprinklers in new, one- and two-family homes. (Washington, D.C., and hundreds of other communities across the U.S. also mandate sprinklers in new homes.) Following a building code update in Maryland, the local media has been crafting what appears to be anti-sprinkler stories featuring a host of myths that downplay the benefits of a statewide, sprinkler requirement. An article published in The Star Democrat, which interviewed seemingly anti-sprinkler sources, included…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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