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


Related Articles

NFPA adds its voice to new debate on fire sprinklering all new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com A deadly end to 2017 and similar start to 2018 in Delaware prompted a recent story on the…

Celebrate Senior Center Month with activities designed to increase safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com September is National Senior Center Month. The National Institute of Senior Centers is celebrating by highlighting the theme:…

Tennessee legislators take steps to nix residential sprinkler law

By Fred Durso, Jr. Having witnessed 60 fire deaths over a span of 27 years, Assistant Fire Chief Danny Beeler…