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Oregon city considering sprinkler requirements in new homes thanks to effort by fire marshal

By Fred Durso, Jr. An Oregon fire marshal has made such a convincing case for home fire sprinklers that an Oregon mayor and city council are considering requirements in new homes. The Mail Tribune reports that the city of Medford’s mayor, Gary Wheeler, received a recommendation to sprinkler all new, one- and two-family homes from Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg. Noting that competition will eventually drive down sprinker installation costs (a point highlighted in NFPA’s recent sprinkler cost study report), Kleinberg’s recommendation seems to have gotten the attention of Wheeler, who told the paper, “You can’t put a price on a child.” Kleinberg also noted…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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