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As highlighted on this blog, NFPA and sprinkler advocates from the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition collaborated for the sprinklering of two, new Habitat for Humanity homes in the town of Hanover. David LaFond, New England regional manager for the National Fire Sprinkler Association and member of the coalition, recently presented "certificates of appreciation" on behalf of the coalition to Hanover Fire Chief Jeffrey Blanchard and Deputy Fire Chief Barbara Stone In recognition of their advocacy on home fire sprinklers and their ongoing support to add this life safety requirement to Habitat homes in their community.
"This type of partnership is essential to the success of our homebuilding efforts," says Martine Taylor, executive director of the South Shore Habitat for Humanity. "These contributions enable us to help families move out of unsafe and substandard housing and into decent, affordable homes of their own."
On site the day of the September sprinkler installation were fire service members, sprinkler installers, sprinkler contractors, and others who showcased the ease and cost-effectiveness of sprinkler installations in new dwellings. NFPA documented this experience and obtained testimonials with the people who had a hand in the sprinkler installation. Some of the topics they tackled were installation costs and sprinkler myths.