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“There is no downside to installing fire sprinklers”: What convinced a South Carolina developer to embrace this life-saving technology?

By Fred Durso, Jr. Earlier this year, NFPA released a video case study about a new, fully sprinklered development in Greenville, South Carolina. Now, we’re providing extensive backstory on how the developer came to the decision to sprinkler all 140 homes. The latest edition of NFPA Journal includes an adaptation of a presentation Russ Davis made in May at NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit, where he discussed a change of heart about sprinklers. “We learned that sprinklers were not required for this kind of single-family-home development, which was a revelation to me,” said Davis, co-founder of Homes Urban, a residential development firm that oversaw…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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