Baltimore County becomes the 12th county in Maryland to require sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jul 9, 2010

A story in the Baltimore Sun informs that the Baltimore County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to add fire sprinkler requirements in one- and two-family homes to the building code. The change becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2011.

Outrageous claims by homebuilders that the systems can cost as much as $10 per square foot are easily refuted in a county that has required sprinklers in townhomes and multifamily dwellings for nearly 20 years. 

The State of Maryland, under the leadership of State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard, has been on the forefront of home fire sprinkler requirements.  

Maria Figueroa