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

By Fred Durso, Jr. All new homes aren’t created equal. 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…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Campus fire safety: keep stairwells clear to make evacuation easy

By nfpa@jiveon.com September is Campus Fire Safety Month and NFPA and The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) are…

Investigators in Illinois say children playing with fireworks caused apartment fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com Two young children playing with fireworks were responsible for a Memorial Day fire that displaced almost three dozen…

Leave fireworks to the professionals

Independence Day and fireworks go hand in hand, but fireworks shouldn’t go in consumers’ hands. That’s the message the National…