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Fight to require home sprinklers ongoing in Massachusetts

July 22, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

HOLYOKE, Mass.—A fatal rooming house fire 30 years ago on July 4 led the Massachusetts Legislature to quickly pass legislation allowing local communities in the Commonwealth to require sprinklers in boarding houses. But today's lawmakers recently killed a similar bill that would have let communities require sprinklers in new homes.David LaFond, New England regional manager for the New York-based National Fire Sprinkler Association observed to Security Systems, “If we look at our history...

David LaFond, Elliott Chambers Rooming House, fire, Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, Massachusetts State Fire Marshal, National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), Stephen Coan

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