On Saturday, April 30th the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board and the Sprinkler Fitters Local 696 hosted their annual Rutgers Day Side-by-Side burn. The demonstration, which allows attendees to see how quickly fire spreads by igniting two dorm rooms, one with and one without fire sprinklers is a fan favorite. To see just how effective fire sprinklers and the demonstration are, please see the coverage from MyCentralJersey.com.


Instead of a fire of the month, we

are going to share the recent

coverage from NJ.com, regarding

the amount of devastating fires

that have been experienced in

Central New Jersey over the past

few months.


These structures vary and so do

their building codes, but one thing

is certain... All of these structures

should be required to install fire

sprinklers when they are rebuilt.

Governor Christie conditionally vetoed Assembly Bill A1698 (The New Home Fire Safety Act). which would have made it mandatory to install residential fire sprinklers in all newly constructed homes. To find out how to support this and similar initiatives meant to preserve life and property in New Jersey, please email David Kurasz at kurasz@nfsa.org



Please find below a list of states that have adopted the 2009 International Residential Code, which includes the requirement that all new one- and two-family homes are required to have life-saving fire sprinkler systems:


The NJFSAB would like to congratulate the residents, lawmakers and regulatory decision makers in the above states for recognizing the importance of residential fire sprinklers in saving lives and property.  For more information on the status of the IRC adoption in other states, please click here. (The above states are listed in date order that the 2009 IRC code was adopted.)

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