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NFPA and HFSC address North America's home fire problem

 

Last updated 5/23/2018 at 4:22pm

QUINCY, Mass. – In the U.S., home fires claim the lives of seven people each day and injure 13,000 annually. Home fire sprinklers can help eliminate these tragedies, but legislative barriers and a general unawareness of this technology have prevented its use in new homes. Safety advocates across North America will be taking collective action to raise awareness of these challenges and a fire sprinkler's life-saving capacity.

The National Fire Protection Association's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition are initiating Home Fire Sprinkler Day, Saturday, May 19. Th...



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