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Inaugural National Home Fire Sprinkler Day May 19

Advocates Initiate Day of Action to Address America’s Home Fire Problem Home fires claim the lives of seven people each day. Home fire sprinklers can help eliminate these tragedies, but legislative barriers and a general unawareness of this technology have prevented its use in new homes. America’s fire service and safety …

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Residential Sprinklers in Hawaii

Residential Sprinklers Hawaii

State Fire Council Fights the BIA to Protect its Residents Since the mid ‘70s, fire sprinklers have been required in large capacity public and commercial occupancies by national building codes. Retroactive compliance to new codes requiring sprinklers is not normally applied, unless a state or local regulation was enacted or an incentive is provided. The MGM Grand and Las …

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AHJ Perspective: Mi Casa, Su Casa

Mi Casa Su Casa

Some people say that size doesn’t matter. They often quarrel over the significance of scale when arguing about quality. Bigger is not always better. In a sense, we engage in this argument all the time when arguing about whether sprinklers are a good idea or not. Are they good enough …

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ICC Votes to Keep Residential Sprinklers

RB129-16 Defeated in Online Vote The American Fire Sprinkler Association applauds the recent vote by the International Code Council (ICC) to retain the code provision in the next edition of the International Residential Code (IRC) that all new one- and two-family homes be equipped with home fire sprinklers. An ICC …

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Homeowners Prefer a Home Protected by Sprinklers

Homeowners

HFSC Survey Finds 74 Percent Would Buy a Home With Fire Sprinklers Than Without In a new national Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), 74 percent of U.S. homeowners said they would be more likely to buy a home with fire sprinklers than …

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