Minimum Prescriptive Standards

The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) requires all new one-and two-family dwellings and townhouses to be protected by automatic fire sprinklers. Then, upon local adoption, 48 states choose to not provide that minimum basic state requirement without any justification other than cost. This is simply a blatant disregard for minimal statewide safety measures and jeopardizes the health and well being of those less fortunate communities.

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