NFPA has gotten word that two more towns have passed requirements for home fire sprinklers this year. Dayton, Maine, and Washougal, Washington, have joined nearly a half-dozen other towns that are installing sprinklers in their new homes. (Nearby Camas, Washington, approved their own sprinkler ordinance in 2016.) Others that have made the list this year include:
- Las Vegas
- Gorham, Maine
- Palatine, Illinois
- Rock Island, Illinois
- sprinkler-specific efforts following the Marco Polo high-rise fire in Hawaii
To all of the advocates you were able to convince their decision makers that fire sprinklers should be a necessity in new homes, we say congratulations.