Home fire sprinkler code requirement in jeopardy: Act now!

By Fred Durso, Jr. During the current code cycle for the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code, a number of proposals were submitted to weaken and potentially eliminate the requirement to sprinkler all new, one- and two-family homes. Seen as a crucial component of life safety at home, this requirement has been included in all model building codes for several cycles. It is critical that it remains in the IRC . We are urging all of our safety advocates to take action in order to keep this requirement in the next edition of the IRC. Certain deadlines are rapidly approaching, so please act…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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