The city of Anderson showed support for a residential sprinkler mandate this past weekend when they held a side-by-side sprinkler demonstration hosted by the South Carolina Fire and Life Safety Education Association. This marked the fourth event to be conducted in the state as part of a campaign to build awareness about the life and property saving power of home sprinklers. Presently, the legislation to require home sprinklers in new one- and two- family homes in the state has been delayed until January 2014.
NFPA's regional director, Maria Figueroa attended the event along with home fire sprinkler advocate, Princella Lee Bridges to show support for the mandate. As Ms. Figueroa told the Independent Mail, “We’ve got people who are dying, and they are dying needlessly.”
Princella Lee Bridges stands in front of the sprinkler protected room as she
addresses the audience following the side-by-side demonstration
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