Minnesota a step closer to residential sprinkler requirements

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Feb 13, 2014

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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Ken Peterson (left) and Scott McLellan, the department's executive director of Construction Codes and Licensing (Photo by Thomas Strand)


+NFPA Journal+ recently interviewed officials from Minnesota's Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) regarding the possibility of home fire sprinkler requirements in their state. That possibility is seeming more like a reality.


This month, an administrative law judge concluded that DLI has the statutory authority to adopt requirements for installing automatic fire sprinkler systems in new single-family homes more than 4,500 square feet. DLI anticipates an effective date of Fall 2014. Read more about DLI's efforts in the January/February issue of +NFPA Journal.+</p>