Mayor of Tennessee city gives early support to sprinkler proposal

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jun 30, 2010

Adding fire sprinklers in all newly built Franklin (TN) homes has the early backing of Mayor John Schroer, according to an article on the Tennessean.com. Though he had initially been against a residential fire sprinkler proposal, the mayor now says he’s “leaning very strongly” toward backing a city law requiring sprinklers in new homes.

The article says that in discussions with Franklin City Fire Marshal Andy King, the mayor learned that fire sprinklers inside homes provide more safety and cut down on the costs to the city and developers. Fire Marshal King, a longtime sprinkler advocate, recently made a presentation to city aldermen and planning commissioners.

Discussions with aldermen and city planning commissioners are planned for later this summer. If Franklin aldermen do eventually require home fire sprinklers, the city would be just the second Williamson County municipality to do so after the town of Nolensville.

- Mike Hazell