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Fire Sprinkler Initiative highlights lightweight construction threat at FDIC 2013

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Apr 26, 2013

Over 25,000 firefighters are gathered at the Fire Department Instructors Conference 2013 (FDIC) taking place this week in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI) is present.

Maria and TimAn exhibit, staffed by Eastern Regional Fire Sprinkler Specialist Tim Travers and Maria Figueroa, communications project manager for FSI, emphasizes the threats that lightweight construction, new homes, and modern contents pose to firefighter safety. Home fire sprinklers offset these threats; protecting home occupants and firefighters by providing additional escape time and maintaining a tenable atmosphere.

Read the entire post on our Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.