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Fire marshal replies to sprinkler story

By Canadian Firefighter   

Features Blogs Editor’s blog

Jan. 24, 2008
The sprinkler debate keeps on chugging, with Ontario Fire Marshal Pat Burke weighing in via a letter to the editor in today’s Toronto Star.

The letter is in response to a Jan. 19 Star story by Michael Moldenhauer, president of the Building Industry and Land Development Association.

Mr. Moldenhauer says that putting sprinklers in new homes “that are already hard-wired for safety is redundant, expensive and misdirected.”

Needless to say, Pat Burke takes exception to this.


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