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In his opening remarks at the NFPA Conference & Expo, NFPA President Jim Shannon talked about the Association's advocacy campaign to require sprinklers in the construction of all new one- and two-family homes. Both NFPA and ICC codes have this sprinkler requirement. “The home builders lobby is doing everything it can to stop us and, as we all know, they have a lot of clout,” he said. "But we will persevere until we achieve national acceptance of residential sprinklers.” Read President Shannon's full remarks.
NFPA Chair Thomas Jaeger talked about the launch of an aggressive strategic planning process conducted by the Board and NFPA staff, which has established a comprehensive roadmap for NFPA’s future. “The plan allows NFPA to tackle emerging issues such as the impact of electric vehicles – what do they mean for first responders, overall safety and the infrastructure needed to support their widespread introduction; and the growing incidence of wildfire both in the US and abroad,” he said. Read Mr. Jaeger's full remarks.