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RAWLINS – Throughout the course of the year Rawlins Fire Chief John Rutherford has presented several tragic facts and home-hitting examples in the hopes of convincing the city to adopt International Building Code, which would require prospective home builders to install sprinkler systems in any new residential structures.

In this time period, Rutherford has expressed the grave risks in allowing a home to not have protections, saying increases in incurred costs, total home loss and fatalities occur when a residential fire combusts. He’s also highlighted the long-term cost savings attached to insurance premiums as well damage prevention.

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