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State considered a fire sprinkler success story welcomes new leader

By Fred Durso, Jr. Jose Colin, co-chair of the California Fire Sprinkler Coalition When it comes to securing a requirement for home fire sprinklers, California has long been described as a state to be modeled. Getting all stakeholders to the table was a pivotal effort that led the California Building Standards Commission to approve a requirement to sprinkler new homes there starting in 2011. As recently reported in The New York Times, the requirement does not appear to have quashed home construction, a myth perpetuated by sprinkler opponents. Five years since the requirement went into effect, the California Fire Sprinkler Coalition still convenes on…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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