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Fatal fire shows need for sprinklers in new homes

May 2, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

AUBURN, N.Y.—A fatal fire in a new home here tragically underscores the falsity of a claim by home fire sprinkler opponents that the devices are not needed in new construction, according to Maria Figueroa, regional director of the NFPA's Fire Prevention Field Office.“The opponents, mainly the homebuilding industry, say new homes are safe enough with smoke alarms—that we don't need sprinklers, that people are not dying in new homes, they're dying in old homes,” Figueroa told...

Maria Figueroa, Newer Homes and Fire, NFPA Fire Prevention Field Office, Security Systems News, Underwriters Laboratories

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