NFSA Area 5 Region Member Spotlight for December 2020

The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) prides itself as being an “all-inclusive” membership association that includes union and open shop contractors, manufacturer’s and supplier’s, fire and building officials, and professional members.

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The Tragedy of High-Rise Fires

In November of 2019, we suffered what appeared to be just another tragic high-rise fire in a string of devastating high-rise fires spanning decades. We once again began to ask ourselves if this is the one; the one that speaks to the Honorable Judge Hayes’s quote. We have done so much and yet we continue to suffer tragic high-rise fires. The question is not about what has been done, the question is, are we living “above our ability”? The answer is, “No.” This trend continues despite all that we have accomplished in the model codes. 

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Understanding the Model Code Development Process

Within the last couple of weeks, the newest edition of the International Code Council’s (ICC) model codes has become available to purchase. States and municipalities around the country will be preparing to adopt and enforce these new model codes. On the heels of this event comes the beginning of the development of the 2024 editions of the model codes.

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