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Fatal Quebec fire renews call for sprinklers in old age homes

February 14, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

MARKHAM, Ontario—A fire at a retirement home in Quebec on Jan. 23 that killed an estimated 32 residents has spurred renewed calls for the government to mandate the retrofit of sprinklers into existing old age homes.“It was tragic,” Matthew Osburn, communications manager for the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA), based here, told Security Systems News. “Being in the industry, it's beyond frustrating, because we know we have a solution to the problem and it's...

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