2024 ICC Group A Proposals Part I

On January 11th, the deadline to submit proposals to change the 2024 ICC Group A model codes passed. As usual, there are several thousand proposals that must be processed and heard. In a previous blog, the process by which proposals make it into the model codes was discussed. The National Fire Sprinkler Association submitted 17 proposals to further the cause of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. Over the next couple of blogs, the proposals that were submitted will be reviewed and discussed.

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NFPA 25 – 2017 Edition Updates and Changes

Though there are only a handful of frequency changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, The Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance for Water-Based Fire Protection Systems has many changes and additions throughout the standard.

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Hand Sanitizer

The use and acquisition of hand sanitizer has reached critical levels this year so much that it, at one point, could not be found in stores or warehouses anywhere in the US. Now, when you go into any commercial building you find gallon-size jugs and liter-size fixtures mounted to the wall everywhere you walk.

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FROM THE PHOENIX FILE SERIES – SIX MONTHS AFTER THE FIRES

On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. His death sparked community outrage nationally and civil unrest broke out in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and other cities across the nation. Rioting and arson continued for 5 days.

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