Last year, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed a bill that would have delayed a requirement for fire sprinklers in certain residences. His decision was a direct result of the Grenfell Tower Fire in London.
Once again, state legislators are looking to delay these requirements. According to a recent story, a House panel approved another bill that would extend the 2019 deadline to install fire sprinklers in certain condominiums to 2022.
Last year, the state's top fire safety organizations crafted a letter in response to previous measures delaying fire sprinkler requirements. “This legislation extends the compliance deadline, once again, and allows condominium residents to opt out of fire sprinklers...which creates an extremely dangerous environment for both residents and first responders responding in the event of an emergency," the letter stated. The Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition also supports fire sprinklers in all new homes.
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