Assembly bill A1698 called the “New Home Fire Safety Act” which would require fire suppression systems to be installed in all newly constructed one and two-family homes connected to a municipal water source was passed with a unanimous and bi-partisan vote of 6-0 to be sent to the full Assembly floor for vote.


On Friday, March 21, a carelessly disposed cigarette ignited a devastating fire in the early morning hours at the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn. The fire spread quickly throughout the wooden structure which was fueled by strong shore winds. Four people were killed and eight were injured in the blaze.

The fire started a widespread debate about whether or not hotels and motels that are not currently required to have fire sprinkler systems should need to update their fire protection systems.


To support our efforts to get assembly bill A-3278  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.


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:

New Hampshire
South Carolina

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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