Harwood Heights, IL considers home fire sprinkler requirement

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Sep 3, 2012

HomesystemlargThe Village of Harwood Heights, IL could become the 80th community in the state to require fire sprinkler systems in all new home construction, as local officials consider updating the residential construction code.

Not counting California and Maryland, because they have adopted the requirement statewide, Illinois currently leads the nation in the number of local adoptions.

The fire service and other home fire sprinkler advocates are working together to educate public officials and the community at large on the many benefits of home fire sprinklers. Fire sprinklers save lives and they also protect property and the environment.

Contact the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) to get involved. Free educational materials and other important information are available from the non-profit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC).http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c31a1170c970b-pi