2021 ICC Committee Action Hearing After Action Report

The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings ended on May 4th. The Committee Action Hearings lasted 21 days and took 200 total hours to complete. Around 1,162 proposals were heard and deliberated by 13 different code committees. The NFSA Code Development Team was there for every proposal to ensure the fire sprinkler industry was represented and the fire sprinkler concept was furthered. Long before the Committee Action Hearings started, the NFSA Code Development Team began writing, reviewing, commenting and working with our partners and others in the industry to ensure the next edition of the I-Codes provides the highest level of protection as possible.

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NFSA’S GUIDE TO NFPA’S 2021 ANNUAL TECHNICAL MEETING – VIRTUAL EDITION

The NFPA Virtual Technical Meeting is being held online again in 2021. The NFPA site and debate portion is not 100%. As NFPA updates, the NFSA will update this voting guide for the key industry issues. Keep this site bookmarked and check back regularly for updates and all the information you need to participate in this process.

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NFPA AND HFSC TEAM UP TO ADVANCE HOME FIRE SPRINKLER AWARENESS

QUINCY, MA May 13, 2021 – Fire departments and public safety advocates across North America will unite May 16-22 to participate in a digital campaign and conduct community outreach activities to increase awareness about how dangerous home fires can be and the benefits of home fire sprinklers.

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Limited Sprinkler Systems

Does NFPA 25, the Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems encompass limited sprinkler systems?  This is a common question throughout the ITM community.  First, let us define the components that make up a sprinkler system.  In simple terms, it is a piping network with sprinklers that must have a water supply, water control valve, water flow alarm device and a drain. 

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