Delaware Legislature takes steps to acquire sprinkler cost estimates from homebuilders

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jul 9, 2015

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Delaware State House. Photo by Dennis Deitrick on Flickr

The Delaware's House and Senate recently passed a bill that would link home buyers with cost estimates of home fire sprinklers.


According to theDelaware State Legislature website, the bill requires builders of new, one- and two-family homes that are three stories or less to provide a purchaser with a sprinkler cost estimate. Additionally, the bill also requires the state fire marshal's office to supply these homeowners with information highlighting the benefits of fire sprinklers. 

NFPA joined other state advocates in producing letters of support for the bill. Per the Legislature's website, Governor Jack Markell has yet to act on the bill. 


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Enact your own letter-writing campaign that urges your local decision makers to support sprinklers in new homes by using the Fire Sprinkler Initiative's templates.



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