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Practicing what he preaches: State fire marshal sprinklers his own home

By Fred Durso, Jr. In July, NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative team headed to the site of the future home of New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Bill Degnan. When we arrived, workers were scattered throughout the nearly completed home, sawing and drilling with purpose. Resting above our heads was Degnan’s most prized feature in his home. Degnan guided us to his home’s basement and pointed to the exposed sprinkler piping, noting this safety feature was on his list of must-haves. “For 41 years, I’ve been in the fire service,” said Degnan, a member of the New Hampshire Fire Sprinkler Coalition. “I’ve seen too many people…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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