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Thanks Maria and NFPA, The LSC has already been applied in Chicago in Day Cares and Gas Station Tanks. Precedent has been set. This statement about Home Rule Rebuts the findings of the James Lee Witt Report after the Cook County Administration Building Fire where six people were killed in the stairwells. Follwing that three fire marshals sent notices to all mayors, and fire chiefs that the State Fire marshal code was applied. Reporters need to do more investigating to not only seek the truth but speak the truth. tom lia NIFSAB

I will always believe that the fire sprinkler debate will be ongoing as long as someone else is trying to tell me how to live. Making all homes and retrofitting fire sprinklers is not cost effective in existing buildings. If you bring in single family homes I will disagree vehemently. In new construction townhomes/duplexes I believe that they should be installed but if I want to build my home without them it is my right to do so. If you do not want to live that way then do not buy my house or any home that does not have a fire sprinkler. Your choices are your own so by all means please please build your home with them. I am perfectly happy to have a home with fire alarms as my protection.

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