The Village of Westchester, Illinois adopts home fire sprinkler requirements

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Nov 27, 2013

SprinklerThe Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) announced that the Village of Westchester has updated its building code, which included a requirement for fire sprinkler systems in new construction single-family homes.

According to NIFSAB, “with the passage, Westchester is now one of 91 Illinois communities with home fire sprinkler requirements, resulting in safer homes for residents and responding firefighters alike.”

Tom Lia, Executive Director of NIFSAB notes that “the decision to require home fire sprinklers not only makes sense in terms of life safety, but also financially for residents and communities.”.

Visit the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition site for more information about advocacy in the state.

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