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Growth to Continue, Gain Strength

Growth to Continue, Gain Strength

Sprinkler Industry 2016 Review and 2017 Forecast What a year 2016 turned out to be! With the presidential election result, some are wondering what does the New Year hold for the economy, and in particular, the fire sprinkler industry? However, market forecasters are holding onto their initial forecasts, saying foundations put in place in …

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Residential Sprinklers in Hawaii

Residential Sprinklers Hawaii

State Fire Council Fights the BIA to Protect its Residents Since the mid ‘70s, fire sprinklers have been required in large capacity public and commercial occupancies by national building codes. Retroactive compliance to new codes requiring sprinklers is not normally applied, unless a state or local regulation was enacted or an incentive is provided. The MGM Grand and Las …

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Victory in Maryland

Victory in Maryland

Safety Advocates Help Defeat Bill with Weakened Home Sprinkler Requirements According to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI), 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 …

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Victory in Maryland

victory in maryland

Bill Defeated That Would Have Weakened Home 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 …

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Another Chance to Save Lives, Money

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Reintroduced in Senate and House If there is one thing that is easy to agree upon, it is that fire sprinklers save lives and property. Those in the fire sprinkler industry have always known this. So why are there still homes and commercial structures without sprinkler systems? …

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All Homes Aren’t Created Equal

Certain States Passed Requirements for Home Fire Sprinklers This Year While Others Fought the Safety Feature Speaking with a TV reporter, Jeffrey Block erupted into tears the second he uttered the name of his daughter, Eva Block. The 21-year-old student and two others died from an off-campus home fire near …

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Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Re-Introduced

On Tuesday, September 22, Congressmen Tom Reed (NY-23) and James “Jim” Langevin (RI-2), AFSA’s 2007 Advocate of the Year, introduced the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (H.R. 3591).  Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Thomas Carper (DE) introduced identical legislation, S. 2068, in the Senate on the same day. As introduced, the …

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