Support Needed to Keep Sprinkler Provision in the IRC

Blog Post created by lorrainecarli Employee on Sep 24, 2009

I recently sent an email on the importance of maintaining the sprinkler provision in the IRC out to a number of individuals. Below is the text of the email. Please share this with as many people as possible.

NFPA applauded the efforts of the International Code Council (ICC) on the inclusion of a provision in the 2009 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC) which requires residential sprinklers in new one and two family homes. This action meant all model codes carry that same life and property saving provision.

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As ICC begins its next cycle, this provision is threatened. Proposals have been submitted that would remove the residential sprinkler requirement for the 2012 edition. We cannot let that happen.

Sprinkler advocates all across the country are gearing up to defend the inclusion of the life-saving sprinkler provision and need your help.  Proposals will be considered at the ICC hearings in Baltimore on October 28th. It is critical that sprinkler supporters show up and vote at these hearings to preserve the sprinkler provision.  All ICC members present at the hearings are eligible to vote.


For more information on efforts to keep the sprinkler provision in the IRC visit http://www.ircfiresprinkler.org/ . All of the key information on this is issue and the real facts on home fire sprinklers are contained in my short video message included on this page and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative Web site . Please view them and share them with others.

Thank you. Your efforts will save lives and property by bringing safety home.

Jim Shannon