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NEW HOME FIRE SPRINKLER REQUIREMENTS - NH New Home Fire Sprinkler Requirements

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) President Jim Shannon recently praised the work of fire officials and fire safety advocates after California, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania adopted the 2009 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC) which requires home fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes.

"The nation's fire service and other fire safety advocates deserve tremendous recognition for their efforts to bring safety home by working to get sprinklers in every community," Shannon said.

California's measure to install sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses is effective January 1, 2011. New Hampshire's adoption is effective on April 1, 2012.  Pennsylvania requires the installation of sprinkler systems in all new townhouses effective January 1, 2010, and in all new one- and two-family homes effective January 1, 2011.

"These are significant steps forward in our efforts to eradicate the home fire death problem by requiring home fire sprinklers in new homes," said Shannon. "We are hopeful their actions will lead to more states doing the same in order to save lives from fire."

Approximately 3,000 people a year die in home fires, according to the NFPA. When fire sprinklers are present, the chances of dying in a home fire decrease by about 80 percent. Home fire sprinklers control heat, smoke, and flames allowing occupants time to escape and giving firefighters a safer environment.

In 2009, NFPA launched the Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a nationwide effort to mandate the use of home fire sprinklers. The site provides research, facts, an interactive blog, and other resources for individuals interested in passing similar sprinkler requirements in their communities.


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