2024 ICC Group A Proposals Part III

On March 1st, the monograph for all the proposed changes to the 2024 ICC Group A model codes will be released. As usual, there are several thousand proposals that must be processed through the code development committees over the span of several weeks in April and May. The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) submitted 17 proposals to further the cause of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. This is part three of the proposals that were submitted by the NFSA.

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Guide to Benefits of Fire Sprinklers in the IRC – From 2000 to 2021

The International Residential Code (IRC) is the predominant model residential code in the U.S. The IRC as a model code, requires sprinklers throughout one- and two-family homes and townhouses, however, several jurisdictions remove the fire sprinkler mandate. This short guide considers the mandate but accounts that jurisdictions do adopt the IRC without sprinklers in new construction.

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The Basics of NFPA 25 Record Keeping

Most fire sprinkler contractors will retain fire sprinkler inspection, testing, and maintenance reports (ITM), but what does NFPA 25, The Standard for Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, require? 

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Why aren’t all Fire Hydrants – Red?

The consistency of color coding is widely varied by localities and jurisdictional preferences. It is also governed by many national agencies like American Water Works Association (AWWA), Occupation Safety, Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Codes council (ICC) to name a few.  Typically, there are three types of fire hydrants, public, private and yard.

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