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We Can Work It Out

Home Fire Sprinkler Advocates and Homebuilders Team Up to Secure Landmark Sprinkler Ordinance How did they do it? That was my burning question when news broke in February that the Las Vegas City Council had unanimously approved a requirement to include fire sprinklers in all new homes under 5,000 ft2 …

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Taking Fire Safety Into Their Own Hands

Homeowners Voluntarily Install Residential Sprinkler System Set in a picturesque, bedroom community north of Boston is a gorgeous, newly constructed 7,000-ft2 home. This grand residence, located 1,300 ft from the street up a secluded windy knoll, is tucked into a beautifully wooded property in a unique town. It’s unique in …

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Questions About NFPA 30?

Questions About NFPA

Informal Interpretations Help Douse Disagreements The informal interpretations featured in this issue of Sprinkler Age address NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code. AFSA’s informal interpretations are provided to AFSA members by Senior Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services Roland Huggins, P.E. and Senior Manager of Fire Protection Engineering …

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NFPA Awards Home Fire Sprinkler Grants

NFPA Awards Home Fire

Creative Ideas Help Foster Awareness and Acceptance In 2015, a Maryland delegate introduced legislation to weaken the statewide requirement to fire sprinkler Maryland’s new homes. Knowing this technology can significantly reduce fire deaths and injuries at home, the fire service there immediately cringed. Word of the bill spread, as did …

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New Home Fire Sprinkler Study Released

New Home Fire Sprinkler Study Released

Overwhelming Support of Technology in States Where Systems are Required A new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation highlights positive opinions of home fire sprinklers by homeowners and most government officials in U.S. states required to fire sprinkler new homes. The new report, “Stakeholder Perceptions of Home Fire Sprinklers,” analyzes …

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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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