Due to the increased danger lightweight construction poses to firefighters the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) supports the need of fire sprinklers in new homes.
IAFC was an early supporter of the home fire sprinkler requirement. In 2010 this was affirmed when the Fire & Life Safety Section Board of Directors submitted a position paper - that called for the inclusion of fire sprinklers in new homes - to the IAFC Board and it was subsequently approved; officially documenting support for fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes.
As fire service advocates communicate the need for these requirements at the state and local level. It is important to know that they have the backing of major organizations, such as the IAFC.
Visit the firefighters resource page to obtain a free presentation on the threats of lightweight construction methods.