New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski recently introduced a bill that would require this technology in new townhomes. Chair of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission and friend of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition, Wisniewski introduced similar legislation in the past for all new homes, but it was conditionally vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie. The new bill, titled the "New Townhouse Fire Safety Act," would only pertain to these settings. Increasing fire protection at home was once again placed in the spotlight this week after a fire damaged a residential complex under construction.
Prior to introducing the new bill, Wisniewski took part in a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration late last year to showcase how a Christmas tree burns in a sprinklered and unsprinklered building.
Check this blog often for updates on the bill's progression.