On Friday, November 8, 2013 Massachusetts state and local officials gathered at the Brockton (MA) Fairgrounds to witness a residential fire sprinkler demonstration arranged by the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Brockton Fire Department.
The event was attended by members of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including; Senator Thomas Kennedy and Representatives Michael Brady, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety; Geoffrey Diehl, Angelo L. D’Emilia and Ruth B. Balser, sponsor of HB 2121 – a bill to require fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family dwellings – and many other public officials.
The live burn side-by-side demonstration is the best method to raise awareness of the life safety, and other benefits, of home fire sprinklers. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition makes available a free kit to build the prop.
Contact NFPA's Tim Travers if you would like more information or to get involved advocating for home fire sprinklers in Massachusetts.