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Posted by web-chief on Jun 1, 2012 @ 8:33AM

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TORONTO, ON - In his May 30 letter to the National Post, OPFFA president Fred LeBlanc makes some valid points, but also some that are of dubious validity or at least coloured by association politics. Specifically;

“The OPFFA supports the sprinklering of all seniors’ residences in the province, and we have never advocated against this. What we do advocate is caution against the view that sprinklers are the complete solution to ensuring safety in seniors’ residences or any other structure.”

Excellent. Right on. Sprinklers are one part of a comprehensive fire protection strategy.

“Sprinklers may buy firefighters time by suppressing fire, but they don’t suppress the resulting smoke, which is the real killer in structural fires.”

True and false. Sprinklers buy time for firefighters and occupants, by suppressing fire AND the resulting smoke. Less fire produces less smoke. Yes, smoke is the real killer, and the effectiveness of sprinklers in reducing loss of life is largely due to their ability to reduce smoke propagation.




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