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Home sprinkler installation costs drop nationwide

October 22, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—The cost of installing home fire sprinklers has decreased nationwide, and states that mandate home fire sprinklers have even lower installation costs, a new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation has found.“In the two states with statewide regulations, Maryland and California, significantly lower costs were found there than in the sample as a whole,” Kathleen Almand, executive director of the foundation, told Security Systems News. The foundation is an affiliate...

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Incentivizing fire sprinklers in new homes

December 7, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

CAPE CORAL, Fla.—A proposed ordinance in this city would give homebuilders a break on city impact fees if they install fire sprinklers in new homes, saving lives and also saving money for taxpayers in the long run, according to the city councilor behind the proposal and the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA).Similar laws offering incentives for the installation of home fire sprinklers have been enacted around the country by communities and even by the state of Washington, according...

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