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Do you know Paul Machado? We introduced him to our growing army of sprinkler advocates earlier this year, the first in a series of new Faces of Fire profiles highlighting fire service members impacted by fire. A Massachusetts resident and member of the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, Machado is now using his powerful story to exact change in his state.
A couple Massachusetts newspapers have picked up his op-ed on how the aftermath of a home fire in 2013 ended his friend's firefighting career, left him with debilitating injuries, and how it all could have been avoided if home fire sprinklers had been present.
Visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog for more information.
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