Mayor hears convincing pitch for home fire sprinklers from fire chief, initiates local ordinance

By Fred Durso, Jr. The Village of Riverdale, Illinois, recently became one of nearly 100 fire-safe communities in Illinois where fire sprinklers are required in new, single-family homes. Along with Blue Island, which passed a home fire sprinkler requirement in 2012, Riverdale is among the first communities in Chicago’s inner ring of southern suburbs to recognize the importance of protecting residents in their homes. Mayor Lawrence Jackson is dedicated to the safety of the people he serves and trusts the expertise of the code development process and fire officials. “Having updated codes protects the residents, and up-to-date code enforcement is one of the priorities…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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