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Pro-sprinkler legislator reattempts push for requirements in homes

By Fred Durso, Jr. A key ally in the push for home sprinkler requirements, Massachusetts Rep. Ruth Balser has once again filed a bill calling for the installation of these devices in newly constructed one- and two-family homes in her state. The bill is currently co-sponsored by state Sen. Ken Donnelly. Filed this month, the act states that “in any city or town which accepts the provisions … every newly constructed building, designed or used for residential occupancy and containing no more than two dwelling units, shall be protected throughout with an adequate system of automatic sprinklers.” At NFPA’s recent Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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