Staunch supporters of home fire sprinklers recently assembled at the construction site of two homes in Hanover, Massachusetts, offering their assistance with the sprinkler installation while underscoring the life-saving aspects of these systems.
NFPA collaborated with the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), and the South Shore Habitat for Humanity to sprinkler the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath homes. NFPA President Jim Pauley took part in assisting professionals with the installation, which will take no more than a couple days to complete. Also in attendance was coalition chair Mary Regan, chief of the Westfield Fire Department, and David LaFond with NFSA, which assisted in obtaining the materials and labor for the installation.
"This type of partnership is essential to the success of our homebuilding efforts," says Martine Taylor, South Shore Habitat's executive director. "These contributions enable us to help families move out of unsafe and substandard housing and into decent, affordable homes of their own."