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Incentivizing fire sprinklers in new homes

December 7, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

CAPE CORAL, Fla.—A proposed ordinance in this city would give homebuilders a break on city impact fees if they install fire sprinklers in new homes, saving lives and also saving money for taxpayers in the long run, according to the city councilor behind the proposal and the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA).Similar laws offering incentives for the installation of home fire sprinklers have been enacted around the country by communities and even by the state of Washington, according...

Buddy Dewar, Cape Coral, Chris Chulakes-Leetz, home fire sprinklers, impact fees, National Fire Sprinkler Association, NFSA


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PA fire sprinkler measure under attack

March 10, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

PATTERSON, N.Y.—A new Pennsylvania law requiring automatic fire sprinkler systems in all new one- and two-family homes as of Jan. 1 was battling for survival this week in the General Assembly. A bill that would allow builders to opt out of the sprinkler requirement and instead require additional fireproofing of floor construction if sprinklers aren't used won approval in that state's House of Representatives on March 7 by a margin of nearly 4 to 1. The bill also appeared to have strong support...

Buddy Dewar, fire sprinklers, Fire Systems Integrated, ICC, International Residential Code Fire Sprinkler Coalition, National Association of Home Builders, National Fire Sprinkler Association, NFSA, Pennsylvania legislation, Select Security


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