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Father makes emotional plea for sprinkler bill following daughter's fire death

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Jun 5, 2015

Connecticut Fire Sprinkler CoalitionIt's a living nightmare that Jeffrey Block doesn't want repeated. The Connecticut resident said an emotional goodbye to his 21-year-old daughter, Eva, in January 2012 after she and two others died in an off-campus house fire near Marist College in New York. A vibrant collegiate with a penchant for dancing and reading, Eva's zest for life was remembered at her funeral. "She wouldn't want us to be sad," Block told a Connecticut newspaper in 2012.

Three years later, the mourning process continues. Amid a tearful remembrance of Eva that he shared recently with a Connecticut news station, Block brought back the pain of the past in an effort to alter the future.

He's standing behind a legislative bill in Connecticut that would require landlords to inform tenants whether or not their property is sprinklered. Learn more by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.

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