'Perspectives' in new NFPA Journal looks at proposed bill in Congress to require colleges to report sprinkler protection

Blog Post created by jesseroman Employee on Sep 28, 2015

Perspectives blog

College students get bombarded with information, stats and amenities from their schools when making their housing selections. Conspicuously missing from the material at most schools, however, is information about the dorm or campus housing’s fire suppression system. That could change across the nation under a new bill proposed by New York Rep. Steve Israel.

As he explains in an in-depth Q&A in the Perspectives feature in the all new September/October issue of NFPA Journal, Israel’s bill would require schools to inform students several times about whether their rooms have sprinklers. The schools would also be required to report information about bedroom sprinkler coverage to the government for tracking. Israel’s bill, as well as very similar legislation that passed in New York state in 2013, was inspired by a tragic fire at Marist College in 2012 where three students died in an unsprinklered off-campus apartment.

Read the interview with Israel in the Perspectives feature in the new NFPA Journal for more information about the bill and his thoughts on college fire safety.

Also, visit the website to find out more about NFPA’s new campus fire safety contest, campus fire stats, videos, a free tip sheet, and more. 



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