The U.S. Fire Administration Announces its Support of a New Building Code Calling for the Use of Fire Sprinklers in New Homes After 30 years of testing, research and development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) [...]
By Eric Lindberg – The Daily Sound Fire sprinklers will become an integral part of construction in Santa Barbara after city leaders unanimously agreed to require new homes and commercial buildings to install sprinkler systems, a mandate that also applies [...]
By Carol Hazard – Madison Messenger Builders in Virginia won’t be required to install sprinkler systems in new homes—at least for now. Firefighters hope that will change, as the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development considers whether to adopt [...]
A recently completed research report concluded that the presence of sprinkler ordinances has no negative impact on the number of homes being built. In fact, in the comparison of two sets of counties, the municipalities actually saw an increase in [...]
By Josh Morgan – Cheshire Herald Approximately 40 homes in Cheshire are already equipped with fire suppression sprinkler systems, but that number was increased recently when a development was completed in town and local fire department authorities are applauding the [...]
Part two of a five part series focusing on the rapidly growing residential fire sprinkler market and why plumbing contractors are best positioned to capture this opportunity. To view part one of the series visit “Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements Coming [...]
By Rick Casey – Houston Chronicle The city of West University Place is hot under the collar over an amendment slipped into an innocuous bill on plumbing standards during the last days of the Legislature. The amendment prohibits municipalities from [...]
. [slideshow id=1] The Jesusita fire started Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in San Roque Canyon. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County the next day, freeing up money and resources immediately to fight the fire. [...]
Part 1 of a five part series focusing on the rapidly growing residential fire sprinkler market and why plumbing contractors are best positioned to capture this opportunity. On September 21, 2008 the International Code Council (ICC) adopted amendment RB64-07/08 to [...]
This was an interesting question that I asked myself before the inclusion of the residential sprinkler requirements in the last remaining model code to accept them for one and two family homes and townhouses. During the period in time where [...]
Residential fire sprinkler systems is a growing topic of debate that affects every person with a roof over his or her head.
It’s time to bring the many voices and interested parties in the fire safety debate together to get the truth, the facts and the opinions out in the open so that you may come to your own conclusions on how you will influence the future of home fire protection.