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Rep. Ruth Balser: Advocating for fire sprinklers in Massachusetts

Blog Post created by RYAN QUINN Employee on Apr 23, 2013

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Ruth Ballser

Ruth B. Balser is the State Representative for the 12th Middlesex District, Massachusetts, was a featured speaker at the recent Bringing Safety Home Fire Sprinkler Summit. She shared her experience as a legislator advocating for fire sprinklers in Massachussetts

A multiple fatality office fire in Newton, MA - where five people lost their lives in the middle of the day - motivated Rep. Balser to begin advocacy efforts. After a nine-year battle to require sprinklers in commercial properties, she advocates for the expansion of fire sprinkler requirements, including the efforts to extend requirements in the home.

 


 
Representative Balser says a strong coalition and local media involvement is key to advocacy efforts.

 

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