The latest edition of NFPA Journal highlights these efforts, including a statewide initiative sparked by NFPA and the South Carolina Sprinkler Coalition to promote the benefits of residential sprinklers in advance of a crucial vote by the state's Building Code Council. The efforts paid off--the council opted to maintain the sprinkler provisions.
Elsewhere, Maryland's governor signed into law a bill that mandates fire sprinkler provisions, while Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton recently vetoed an anti-sprinkler bill. In Illinois, the village of Gurnee became the 77th community in the state to require sprinkler protection in new construction.
Get all the specifics in the latest edition of NFPA Journal.