ICC Cycle A OGCV Voting Guide – Fire Protection

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ICC Group A – OGCV
October 2021
Fire Protection Voting Guide

This short guide highlights the top positions for fire sprinkler systems in the proposed 2024 editions of the IBC and IFC.  ICC validated code officials are encouraged to support these positions for life safety and property protection in their communities. The Cycle A Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) agenda and voting period is scheduled to open October 15 and close November 1, 2021. For more information on the voting period and how to register your vote, go to the www.cdpaccess.com website.

F1-21 – Support As Modified by Public Comment 1

Automatic sprinkler system definition

This definition change for automatic sprinkler systems points back to the specific installation standards NFPA 13, NFPA 13R and NFPA 13D.

F72-21 – Support As Modified by Public Comment 3:

NFPA 13R and R-2 occupancies

The public comment returns the fourth story allowance for standalone NFPA 13R protected buildings that the 2021 code removed.

F73-21 – Support As Modified by Public Comment 1

Sprinkler supervision and alarms

This public comment cleans up and clarifies Section 903.4 on supervision and monitoring.

The NFSA Codes, Standards, and Public Fire Protection department is fully committed to assisting our members, ICC members, and the public to understanding the ICC development process and the NFSA’s involvement. Please contact Jeffrey M. Hugo, CBO (hugo@nfsa.org) or Roland Asp (asp@nfsa.org) for further assistance.