Pennsylvania First State to Adopt One- and Two-family Fire Sprinkler Requirement

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Dec 15, 2009

On December 10

, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) <span style="font-weight: normal; FONT-FAMILY: &#39;Calibri&#39;,&#39;sans-serif&#39;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">unanimously approved</span> No. 2804 Department of Labor & Industry #12-89: Uniform Construction Code, requiring fire sprinklers in one- and two-family homes in 2011.John Waters and Tim Knisely, co-chairs of the Pennsylvania Residential Fire Sprinkler Coalition are to be commended for their passion and dedication. Their position paper truly drove home the message and is to be emulated. Many other people worked tiredlessly to make this a reality. They were extremely organized and active in their efforts. Future generations will be protected against the ravages of fire in their homes. They should stand proud of their accomplishment. Thank you.



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In this picture: John Waters, Co-chair Pennsylvania Residential Sprinkler Coalition


[Maria Figueroa | mailto:mfigueroa@nfpa.org]