Tragedies Underscore Need for Fire Sprinkler Legislation

Ten years ago this month, 100 occupants were killed during the Station nightclub fire in Warwick, RI. Recently, tragedy struck again when 235 people were killed in a nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Brazil. These disasters could have been prevented or significantly lessened if the venues had simply had a fire sprinkler system. The NVFC signed onto a statement last week urging Congress to reintroduce and pass the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act and help property owners make their buildings safer. Read statement.