ICC Mandates Home Fire Sprinklers PDF Print E-mail

The International Code Council passed a resoultion Sunday to require fire sprinklers in new single and two family  dwellings.The code will require homes built after January 1, 2011 to have fire sprinklers. It's been a long road for the IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition, but there is still work to be done, now it has to be adopted by local governments. This is a great victory for homeowners and firemen. 


Which would you rather pay? The fire at the Rotonics Manufacturing Plant in Caldwell Tuesday  did $3,000,000 of damage including the building and contents. The 21,250 square foot structure would have cost an estimated  $30,000 to install automatic fire sprinklers. Also the fire sprinkler system would have paid for itself in insurance  premiums. Caldwell Fire Marshal Doug Brown said If the Rotonics building had had fire sprinkler protection, the chances are very good that the company would be back in production today, and all their employees would be back to work.   



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