Fire Sprinklers Mandatory?

October 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Making fire sprinklers mandatory for new home construction has moved a step closer to reality with a decision by the U.S. Fire Administration to support the building code change. The proposed International Residential Code 2009 calls for sprinklers to be installed in new homes beginning in 2011. The Fire Administration, a division of FEMA, has been researching and testing the feasibility of mandatory sprinkler installation and now agrees it should be done. According to the Fire Administration, there are 3,000 deaths and 60,000 injuries due to fire in the United States each year.



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