NFSA has many guides of interest to the sprinkler industry.
2019 ICC OGCV NFSA Positions – This guide highlights the positions that affect fire sprinkler systems and fire safety in the proposed 2021 editions of the IEBC and IRC. These positions are on the Cycle B Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) agenda from November 18th to December 5th. To vote, go the www.cdpACCESS.com website.
Residential Guide – “Are you interested in taking a different approach to fire and life safety? Are you interested in saving lives, property, money, and water? Do you feel a sense of obligation to the citizens, community and environment? Of course the answer to these questions is YES! This guide is a great place to begin or enhance your efforts to reduce community fire risk.
The resources referenced in this guide are as comprehensive as exists when it comes to fire sprinklers in all new construction, especially residential fire sprinklers. With a majority of the fire deaths in the United States occurring in residential buildings, and billions of dollars in fire loss attributed to the direct and indirect costs associated with residential fires, it is time for state and local fire and building officials to seek the solutions to this national tragedy.”
Retrofit Guide – “This document, hereafter referred to as the Retrofit Guide, is intended to assist fire chiefs and other community leaders with implementing a fire sprinkler retrofit program within their communities.”
Fire Sprinkler Guide – Fire Sprinkler Guide to Fire Sprinklers in the International Building Code (2015 Edition) – This guide covers all the design advantages given by fire sprinklers in the 2015 IBC.
Guide to Fire Sprinklers Changes in the 2018 IFC, IBC, IRC, and IEBC – “This short guide is compiled of several articles written by National Fire Sprinkler Association’s Director of Codes and Public Fire Protection, Jeffrey M. Hugo, CBO, and reprinted from the National Fire Sprinkler Magazine to highlight the changes and new code requirements in the 2018 International Codes, such as the International Fire Codes(IFC), International Building Code (IBC) International Existing Building Code (IEBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).
This guide is prepared to assist jurisdictions, code officials, architects, engineers and contractors with the latest adoption and enforcement of the most recent and updated codes. ”