NJFSAB representatives attended the New Jersey School Board Association meeting in October to discuss fire sprinklers and fire safety measures with school board decision makers. The discussion was aimed at preserving the safety of New Jersey students and ensuring that New Jersey schools are fully equipped to handle a fire scenario. New Jersey school fire safety has been a topic of primary concern following the fire at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison earlier this year that destroyed the school.

 

FIRE SPRINKLER SAVE OF THE MONTH

A fire at Dover Woods Health Care Center in Toms River was promptly extinguished by a fire sprinkler system on November 3rd, with no injuries to report. The fire, which is believed to have broken out in a second floor bathroom at the facility, activated a single fire sprinkler head, which kept the fire under control even before Pleasant Plains Fire Company fire fighters arrived on the scene. The facility, which houses many elderly and disabled persons amongst its 232 rooms, had already experienced a fatal fire in 2005, prompting the installation of the lifesaving fire sprinkler system.


To support our efforts to get assembly bill A1698 passed, please click here  Completed resolutions can be sent to NJFSAB Executive Director David Kurasz at 2 King Arthur Court, Suite 1, North Brunswick, N.J. 08902.


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.)

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