The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire District is the latest Illinois community to adopt a building code requirement to sprinkler new, one- and two-family homes. There are now 104 Illinois communities with a sprinkler ordinance on the books.
Fire Chief Ian Kazian and Fire Marshal Brian McCarthy have spent months educating the town's board of trustees on this technology, using resources from NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. They recommended that the fire district comply with the latest model building codes requiring fire sprinklers in all new homes. The trustees--Phil Bettiker, president; Jeff Hansen, secretary; and Kim Barkemeyer, treasurer--passed the new ordinance during their May board meeting.
The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition and NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative congratulates the district for its commitment to home fire safety!