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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...

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PA fire sprinkler measure under attack

March 10, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

PATTERSON, N.Y.—A new Pennsylvania law requiring automatic fire sprinkler systems in all new one- and two-family homes as of Jan. 1 was battling for survival this week in the General Assembly. A bill that would allow builders to opt out of the sprinkler requirement and instead require additional fireproofing of floor construction if sprinklers aren't used won approval in that state's House of Representatives on March 7 by a margin of nearly 4 to 1. The bill also appeared to have strong support...

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