Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 15:25:24 -0400
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Subject: Sprinkler systems

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:54:37 -0400
From: Daniel Crowl 
Subject: Sprinkler systems

In my opinion, the right thing to do is to install a sprinkler system
in new construction.

Sudies by the NFPA have shown that 1) fire fatalities are reduced to
essentially zero in a sprinklered facility, and 2) the damage caused
by the water from the sprinkler system is always less than the damage
caused by a fire without sprinklers.
I got into an argument with our librarian over sprinkler damage.  She
did not want her books damaged by water.  I told her that was fine -
as long a books were more valuable that humans!

Dan Crowl
Michigan Tech University

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