Tragic fire in Pennsylvania results in rebuild with sprinklers

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Apr 14, 2011

The tragic home fire that claimed the lives of seven children in Pennsylvania necessitated the construction of a new home for the surviving family members. Across the street from the remains of their farmhouse, a new home was being built that will be outfitted with a sprinkler system, among other safeguards. 

Ironically, the House recently passed HB 377, a bill that would repeal the current mandate for residential sprinklers in all new construction, and it now awaits final decision by the Governor. There is still time to show your support for residential fire sprinklers. Visit our website for advocacy tools to challenge anti-sprinkler legislation. Weigh in with the Governor in Pennsylvania and ask him to veto HB 377 to better protect the citizens and firefighters of his state.

- Karen Wallingford