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New York code council ruling against home fire sprinklers angers safety advocates

By Fred Durso, Jr. Tempers flared following a recent vote by the New York Fire Prevention and Building Code Council to adopt the 2015 International Residential Code but remove its requirement to sprinkler all new, one- and two-family homes. Instead, the council opted to continue using the current code, which requires sprinklers only in wood frame residences exceeding two stories. “You guys messed up,” Jeff Wilkinson, president of the New York State Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association, told the council, according to an article in the Times Union. “You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.” Also not mincing words was the New York State…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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