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NFPA and other residential sprinkler advocates convene for a sprinkler installation at two Habitat For Humanity homes

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Sep 24, 2014

 

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Staunch supporters of home fire sprinklers recently assembled at the construction site of two homes in Hanover, Massachusetts, offering their assistance with the sprinkler installation while underscoring the life-saving aspects of these systems. 


 

NFPA collaborated with the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), and the South Shore Habitat for Humanity to sprinkler the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath homes. NFPA President Jim Pauley took part in assisting professionals with the installation, which will take no more than a couple days to complete. Also in attendance was coalition chair Mary Regan, chief of the Westfield Fire Department, and David LaFond with NFSA, which assisted in obtaining the materials and labor for the installation.  


"This type of partnership is essential to the success of our homebuilding efforts," says Martine Taylor, South Shore Habitat's executive director. "These contributions enable us to help families move out of unsafe and substandard housing and into decent, affordable homes of their own."


Habitat anticipates the completion of the homes in 2015. We'll be updating this blog regularly with additional posts on this event. In the meantime, take a peek at some highlights: 


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NFPA President Jim Pauley (right) chats with Ronnette Taylor of Fire Code Design at the job site.



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Tim Travers, NFPA's regional sprinkler specialist, gives reporters a tutorial on sprinkler operation.



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One of the two homes in Hanover, Massachusetts, equipped with sprinkler systems.



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NFPA's Jim Pauley, proudly displaying the tagline for NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.



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NFPA's Tim Travers (right) discusses sprinkler installation at the newly built home.



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Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition Chair Mary Regan and NFSA's David LaFond showcase their support for sprinklers at the event.


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