A recent decision by the New York Fire Prevention and Building Code Council to not include a sprinkler requirement for new homes hasn't stopped fire officials from speaking out about this life-safety feature.
Despite the council's vote, the fire service and other safety advocates are planning on voicing the importance of such a requirement during New York's Department of State public-review process that precedes the new state building code becoming law. The department will finish the review process by early 2016, according to a story in the Watertown Daily News.
Regarding the code council's vote, "I'm disappointed they chose to put profitability of builders over safety," said Jerry DeLuca, executive and CEO of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and member of the New York Sprinkler Initiative told the paper.
Read more by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.