On December 10th, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) unanimously approved No. 2804 Department of Labor & Industry #12-89: Uniform Construction Code, requiring fire sprinklers in one- and two-family homes in 2011.
With this action, Pennsylvania becomes the first state to adopt, withtout amendments, the mandate of fire sprinklers in all residential dwellings, including one- and two-family homes.
John Waters and Tim Knisely, co-chairs of the Pennsylvania Residential Fire Sprinkler Coalition are to be commended for their passion and dedication. Their position paper truly drove home the message and is to be emulated. Many other people worked tiredlessly to make this a reality. They were extremely organized and active in their efforts. Future generations will be protected against the ravages of fire in their homes. They should stand proud of their accomplishment. Thank you.
In this picture: John Waters, Co-chair Pennsylvania Residential Sprinkler Coalition