In response to an editorial regarding the recent House vote to repeal the mandate for sprinkler system installation in all new construction, volunteer firefighter Pat Egan indicated that those in support of the the bill often inflate the cost of sprinklers to validate their case for anti-sprinkler legislation. "It has never been more affordable to protect your life, home and belongings from fire damage." says firefighter Egan. "Gone are the days of ugly pipes running across the ceiling. Today's fire suppression systems are not only hidden from sight, but more reliable. Not only will it protect the owner of the home, but it will also make it safer for me and other firefighters".