NFPA commends International Code Council sprinkler vote

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 3, 2009

Calling it a critical step toward reducing deaths and destruction caused by home fires, President James M. Shannon applauded the recent vote by the International Code Council (ICC) to retain the code provision in the next edition of the International Residential Code (IRC) that all new one- and two-family homes to be equipped with home fire sprinklers. The 2009 IRC included this provision for the first time. Proposals were then submitted to remove the requirement for the next edition and have now been voted down. NFPA supplied testimony for support of the provision at the hearing prior to the vote.

Read the NFPA news release.