FIRE SPRINKLER SAVE OF THE MONTH
A three-alarm fire
destroyed a two-family home on Stevens Avenue in Jersey City on March 8th, 2015.
The fire began on the second story of the building and was called in around
10:30 AM. Despite the Jersey City Fire Department arriving soon afterward, the
building was significantly involved. The fire displaced seven people who lived
in the structure where it started and another ten people who lived in two
separate adjacent homes. This fire occurred just one day after five were injured
and 14 were displaced in a multi-family home fire on Columbia Avenue in Jersey
City. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the Stevens Avenue fire.
The New Home Fire Safety Act would ensure that the homes that will be rebuilt on
this land would be equipped with a fire sprinkler system. The New Home Fire
Safety Act is awaiting a vote by the full senate, which passed an identical bill
in the last session.
To support our efforts to get assembly bill
A1698 passed, please
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
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
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,
above states are listed in date order that the 2009 IRC code was
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