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The Scottsdale experience: new video highlights benefits of a 30-year ordinance to sprinkler new homes

By Fred Durso, Jr. Anyone doubting the long-term benefits of a fire sprinkler ordinance need only look to Scottsdale, Arizona. Since it went into effect in 1986, the ordinance has had a hand in saving lives and property; the city’s fire losses, for example, are a third less than the national average. As for the myth that “fire sprinkler requirements will place the fire service out of business,” Scottsdale’s fire stations and firefighters have increased since the ordinance took effect 30 years ago. In this new video by NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative, Jim Ford, fire marshal for the Scottsdale Fire Department, discusses how his…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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