Habitat for Humanity Installs Sprinklers In Maine Home

Habitat for Humanity installs NFPA compliant sprinklers in recently completed home.

As reported by Sarah Thompson for the Penobscot Bay Pilot:

Source: Wikipedia Commons by Adrian Sampson

Source: Wikipedia Commons by Adrian Sampson

“Through teary eyes, Harmony Fuller accepted the keys to her new front door Sunday, June 12, in front of volunteers from several area construction crews. As soon as the kitchen appliances arrive and the sprinkler system is connected, Fuller and her five-year-old son, Maddox, will make the house into a home.

The house,  at 30 Brewster Street in Rockland, is the 29th project completed by Midcoast Maine Habitat for Humanity; project number 30, located on an adjacent lot, will open soon courtesy of a Home Builders Blitz volunteer campaign. Fuller’s house is the first Midcoast Habitat residence to be completed following the City of Rockland’s guidelines requiring entire-house sprinkler systems for newly constructed houses.”

Says Fred Durso of the National Fire Prevention Association about the event: “Safety advocates in other U.S. states have successfully collaborated with their local Habitat for Humanity for similar endeavors.” According to the State of Maine Fire Marshal, sprinkler systems are not required for all newly constructed homes across the state, but different cities have different requirements.

Read the full article from the Penobscot Bay Pilot.

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