Victory in Maryland: Safety advocates help defeat bill that would have weakened home sprinkler requirement

By Fred Durso, Jr. Ron Siarnicki with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation stands with the Maryland fire service during a video supporting the state’s home fire sprinkler requirement A legislative bill that riled fire sprinkler advocates for its ability to eliminate a crucial piece of life safety for Maryland residents has been defeated. Pre-filed in 2015 and sponsored by Maryland Delegate Christopher Adams, the bill would have given local counties the ability to opt out of the state’s sprinkler requirement. Adams told local media outlets that the state’s law has the ability to negatively impact new home construction, a myth extensively countered by NFPA…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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