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State of MD adopts 2012 IRC with home fire sprinkler requirement

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Dec 6, 2011

State Fire Marshal Bill Barnard informs that effective January 1, 2012, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has adopted updates to the Maryland Building Performance Standards and the Model Performance Code which includes the 2012 edition of the IRC with fire sprinklers.

The State of MD was one of the first states to adopt the 2009 IRC with the one- and two-family home fire sprinkler requirement. With this latest action, DHCD has affirmed its position that all new homes built in the state meet minimum standards to achieve a reasonable level of safety in the event of fire, protecting occupants and providing a safer environment for responding firefighters.

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