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HOME FIRE SPRINKLERS

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How planners and AHJs are engaging homebuilders with
an array of creative incentives to encourage the installation
of home fire sprinklers. B Y L O R R A I N E C A R L I

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OME FIRE SPRINKLERS HAVE BEEN PROVEN as the best
protection available to minimize home fire injury and death for both
civilians and responding firefighters. Even so, this life-saving solution is
being blocked in more than half the states in the country.
For more than a decade, the NFPA and International Code Council model
national codes have included requirements to install fire sprinklers in all
new one- and two-family homes. But that important progress has been
stymied by national homebuilder and real estate groups that have waged an
unprecedented campaign at every level to stop home fire sprinkler codes.
Their antagonism continues to this day, bankrolled by hundreds of millions
of dollars' worth of lobbying money. The NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative has
tracked the result of this dogged and expensive activity: 29 states currently
prohibit statewide and new local sprinkler adoptions. u

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