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"We're in this for the long haul": NFPA president affirms commitment to home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on May 15, 2014

 

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"Don't lose heat in this campaign," NFPA President James Shannon told the nearly 70 attendees at NFPA's Bringing Safety Home Summit in Denver, Colorado. "NFPA will be in this for the long haul. This is a fight worth fighting."


During the event's opening reception, Shannon affirmed NFPA's commitment in supporting sprinkler advocacy efforts across North America. "This will be a grassroots effort," he said. "If we can get a toehold ... if we can demonstrate that the homebuilders aren't going to go out of business, that sprinkler installations can be done economically, then we'll get all 50 states on board. Between California and Maryland and other communities that have adopted sprinkler requirements, we're going to develop a great database on how this can be done."


 

Read more of Shannon's comments on NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative website.


During the event's opening reception, Shannon affirmed NFPA's commitment in supporting sprinkler advocacy efforts across North America. If communities and sprinkler coalitions across the U.S. continue their efforts, says Shannon, there will likely be a day when all 50 states have sprinkler mandates on the books. "This will be a grassroots effort," he says. "If we can get a toehold ... if we can demonstrate that the homebuilders aren't going to go out of business, that sprinkler installations can be done economically, then we'll get all 50 states on board. Between California and Maryland and other communities that have adopted sprinkler requirements, we're going to develop a great database on how this can be done." - See more at: http://www.firesprinklerinitiative.org/legislation/2014-summit/jim-shannon.aspx#sthash.UTldoHgw.dpuf



"Don't lose heat in this campaign," said NFPA President James Shannon to nearly 70 attendees at NFPA's 2014 Bringing Safety Home Summit in Denver, Colorado. "NFPA will be in this for the long haul. This is a fight worth fighting."


During the event's opening reception, Shannon affirmed NFPA's commitment in supporting sprinkler advocacy efforts across North America. If communities and sprinkler coalitions across the U.S. continue their efforts, says Shannon, there will likely be a day when all 50 states have sprinkler mandates on the books.


- See more at: http://www.firesprinklerinitiative.org/legislation/2014-summit/jim-shannon.aspx#sthash.J8S9h1cy.dpuf

 

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