Fire officials in Florida to examine sprinkler ordinance

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 23, 2014


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Kudos to fire officials at Estero Fire Rescue, who have initiated a study on the cost and benefits of a potential sprinkler ordinance for new, one- and two-family homes.


Though the town is nearing build out, the +Naples Daily News+ reports that community planners are considering "higher density" developments for some of the remaining parcels. Moreover, sprinklers would protect the town's higher-than-average high-risk groups, which include children and the elderly, populations that have a greater risk of dying in a house fire, per NFPA research.


For more on this story, check out NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.


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