State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover talked about the home fire sprinkler issue in California during NFPA's home fire sprinkler summit in Chicaog. The California Building Standards Commission adopted the 2009 International Residential Code, including its requirements for automatic fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two- family dwellings. The legislation became effective on January 1, 2011.
In her presentation at NFPA's home fire sprinkler summit today in Chicago, Chief Hoover stressed the importance of inclusion of all stakeholders in the sprinkler requirement process.
Her advice for other states and communities working for fire sprinkler requirements? “Don't give up! There will always be bumps in the road, but remember that they are just a test of your endurance," she said.