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Tennessee legislators take steps to nix residential sprinkler law

By Fred Durso, Jr. Having witnessed 60 fire deaths over a span of 27 years, Assistant Fire Chief Danny Beeler fought back tears while urging a Tennessee Senate Commerce Committee to consider these losses. “I’ve seen too many bodies,” Beeler, a member of the Tennessee Fire Sprinkler Coalition, told the committee, according to a story by the Knoxville News Sentinel. “Please don’t take an action that will put (people) … in greater danger.” This “action” Beeler refers to is the passage of legislation that would prohibit the requirement of fire sprinkler systems for townhouses by any local or statewide adopted building codes. The law…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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