Home fire sprinklers have been proven as the best protection available to minimize home fire injury and death for both civilians and responding firefighters.
For more than a decade, the NFPA and International Code Council model national codes have included requirements to install fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes. But that important progress has been stymied by national homebuilder and real estate groups that have waged an unprecedented campaign at every level to stop home fire sprinkler codes.
Fortunately, there are ways to introduce home fire sprinklers into new homes. In a recent NFPA Journal article, “The Incentive Option,” Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA and president of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, discusses how planners and AHJs are engaging homebuilders with an array of creative incentives to encourage the installation of this life-saving measure.
For more information and resources related to home fire sprinklers, please visit the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative webpage.