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“The cost is so insignificant:” NFPA chats with homebuilder who supports home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso A recent summit hosted by the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition introduced attendees to something of an anomaly–a builder who fully supports home fire sprinklers. Admitting that some of his peers and local homebuilding associations take a different stance, Randy Propst, owner of Loran Construction, has seen the realities of fire sprinkler installation in new homes. He recently spoke with NFPA about his experience with this safety feature and why he’s perplexed by the opposition’s anti-sprinkler stance. NFPA: Why have you started sprinklering your new homes? I started building homes through a program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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