Michael Hazell

Maryland county commissioner cites NFPA reports to oppose changes being considered to sprinkler mandate

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jun 26, 2011

Karen_Wallingford_50x60(1) Members of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners in Maryland recently gathered to discuss the county's current sprinkler requirement for residences, and the possibility of making changes to that requirement. In support of the mandate as it stands, Commissioner Haven Shoemaker (R-District 2) presented facts that irrefutably support fire sprinklers and urges the Board to leave well enough alone, stating that "we keep going down this path, trying to streamline processes and make it easier for residential developers to build houses. That shouldn't be our focus".

Read Karen Wallingford's complete post on NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.

Also: Learn how how to advocate for home fire sprinklers in your community.

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