In his opening remarks at last week's 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.
"NFPA will continue fighting these battles arm in arm with the fire service and it is clear that our message is starting to get through," he said. "So, I am optimistic that we will succeed in this effort the same way we have succeeded in every other important advance that we have made. We will marshal all of the technical arguments, we will work with our allies, we will tell the stories of those affected by fire and we will persevere until we have achieved our goal of national acceptance of residential sprinklers."
Watch: NFPA President Jim Shannon speak about home fire sprinklers at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston.
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