The New Home Fire Safety Act (A1698) has been passed by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly with bipartisan support. The bill, which would require a fire sprinkler system to be installed in newly-constructed one and two-family homes, will now be either enacted into law or vetoed by Governor Chris Christie. If you would like to support this legislation, please let governor Christie know by signing your name to this online petition.


A fire which began in a Garfield home on Sunday, March 29th, claimed the life of a 50-year-old woman and led to the hospitalization of the woman’s 19-year-old daughter for smoke inhalation. The fire, which was caused by a faulty appliance, was discovered by a Garfield Police Officer who then tried to enter the building when he found out there was a resident still inside.

This marks the 19th residential fire fatality in New Jersey since January 1, 2015. Last year (2014) New Jersey lost 72 of its residents and six of its firefighters to the ravages of fire, which is why the NJFSAB supports legislation that would require fire sprinkler systems be installed in newly constructed one and two-family homes. If you would like to support A1698, please sign your name to this online petition.

To support our efforts to get assembly bill A1698 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:


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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