Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fire Sprinkler Debate

The recent fire in Ocean Isle earlier this month that claimed the lives of seven South Carolina college students was a terrible tragedy.
The fire has stirred up debate once again about whether or not sprinkler systems should be mandatory under the State Building Code or if local governments should adopt their own sprinkler requirements.
*Attached is information for your review regarding residential sprinklers that was prepared by the North Carolina Home Builders Association based on data from the National Association of Home Builders, US Fire Administration, National Fire Protection Association of Home Builders, NAHB Research Center, Public Opinion Strategies and the US Census Bureau.

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