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The good and the bad: Recap of 2015 legislative action on home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Dec 7, 2015

 

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That was the lesson learned in 2015, a year when some state legislators took steps supporting home fire sprinklers while others sided with the opposition in keeping requirements for them out of state building codes.


 

NFPA highlighted these efforts in a recent issue of Sprinkler Age, the magazine for the American Fire Sprinkler Association. Read about new sprinklers laws in Connecticut and Delaware as well as a building code board who some advocates say failed to protect its citizens in the place where fires claim the most lives.


In New York, for example, an advocate slammed the New York Fire Prevention and Building Code Council for adopting the 2015 International Residential Code but opted not to adopt its requirement for sprinklers in new, one- and two-family homes. 


 

Get the full story by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.


  


 


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