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NFPA responds to critique of home fire sprinklers and claim that the fire service will financially benefit from sprinkler requirements

By Fred Durso, Jr. NFPA President Jim Pauley NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative team came across a blog post written by a Massachusetts policy and communications adviser. In his post, titled “Outcry for Mandating Sprinklers Not Coming From the Public”, he questions the importance of home fire sprinklers in all new homes while listing an array of inaccuracies and misstatements, including: home sprinklers don’t seem to offer significantly greater protection than smoke alarms, a statement countered by NFPA research sprinkler requirements will negatively impact the housing market firefighters will “be in the position to benefit financially” from sprinkler requirements, since home fire sprinklers require annual…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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