Representative James Langevin (D-RI) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, respectively, have recently introduced the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act of 2015.

The bill would call for a federal incentive to property owners who install fire sprinkler systems in their homes or businesses. If passed, the incentives could help to offset the cost of installing a fire sprinkler system as well as the nearly $10billion lost each year to structure fires in the United States. To learn how you can support the bill, please contact Dave Kurasz at kurasz@nfsa.org.

FIRE OF THE MONTH

On Saturday, February 27th 10 Bayonne residents were displaced after a fire engulfed a three-story residential building. The blaze was difficult to contain because of how close together the homes were built. Eventually, the fire spread an adjacent building. Luckily, none of the residents or firefighters were seriously injured in the fire.

We would like the stress the life-saving impact of residential fire sprinklers, especially in cases where homes are built so close together.


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

 


RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER CODE NATIONAL UPDATE

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:

Maryland
California
 

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.)

Click Here for the NJFSAB Newsletter

To get the latest developments on fire sprinklers and fire safety in New Jersey follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

2007New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board
2 King Arthur Ct., Suite 1
No. Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone
866-226-6006  FAX 732-296-8076
About Us | Events | News & Media | Resources | Advocacy | Home | E-mail