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Presented with the facts about fire sprinklers, city council passes ordinance requiring this safety feature in all new homes

By Fred Durso Washington State residents are celebrating a victory this month after the Camas City Council approved an ordinance to sprinkler the town’s new, one- and two-family homes. The Camas-Washougal Post-Record reports that this town is the first in Southwest Washington to pass such an ordinance. The town also joins a half-dozen others in Washington with a sprinkler requirement. (For a listing of these towns, visit the Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s webpage.) Sprinkler opponents in Camas submitted testimony during a public hearing claiming sprinkler installations can exceed $10,000 per home. Safety advocates, however, provided actual costs; Ron Schumacher, fire marshal of the…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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