A-2 Retrofit in the 2018 IFC

The 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) has a new retrofit requirement for fire sprinklers in A-2 (bars, nightclubs, restaurants, halls, etc.) that serve alcohol. This move stems from the 2003 Station Nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives and injured over 187, that prompted changes in building and fire codes to lower their fire sprinkler threshold trigger to 100 occupants for new A-2 occupancies starting in the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) and IFC.

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Sprinkler Save in Destin, Florida Apartment Building

Thank you to Michael Sudheimer of NFSA Member Advanced Fire Protection Services in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida for sending us this great sprinkler save and the photos that tell the story!

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Two Fire Sprinkler Legends, Advocates Retire!

NFSA congratulates Carol McCain, Executive Director & Treasurer of FSCATX and Deputy Fire Chief David Kerr of Plano Fire Department.  Both Carol and David have greatly contributed to fire protection for all Texas Citizens and Visitors.  Both Carol and David are retiring from their current roles but they both will continue to assist fire protection in other ways.

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Ocean City, Maryland Restaurant Saved by Fire Sprinkler, Employee Training

Fire sprinklers saved a restaurant from burning down in Ocean City, Maryland last week. A single sprinkler head, together with an employee using a  Class K fire extinguisher, extinguished the fire. Fire officials on the scene would later rule that the fire was the result of a propane appliance malfunction.

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