International Code Council (ICC) News

NFPA unveils web-based CodeFinder tool with color-coded mapping software to reference codes and reference in use domestically and internationally

NFPA introduces CodeFinder tool to reference international codes and standards The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released CodeFinder, a new interactive online tool that identifies the NFPA codes and standards that are in effect in U.S. municipalities or counties, as well as in regions of Canada, South America, Latin America and the Middle East. Keeping up with new hazards, changing technologies and best practices is essential when it comes to optimising safe...

New US study emphasises cost benefits of sprinkler systems in dwellings

Home fire sprinkler incentives underscored in new Fire Protection Research Foundation study Overall value and impact of home fire sprinkler incentives underscored in new Fire Protection Research Foundation study. Incentives for sprinkler installations in new U.S. homes are becoming increasingly common due to building codes and ordinances, and in recognition of the life safety benefits these systems provide. That’s according to “Incentives for the Use of Residentia...

AFSA, NFSA, ICC and CPSE come to agreement on sprinklers and fire protection

A Joint Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by NFSA, ASFA, ICC and CPSE AFSA, NFSA, ICC, CPSE sign a historical agreement. More than 3,000 people in the U.S. lose their lives each year to fires and 84 percent of those who die do so in their home. While smoke alarms provide an early warning signal of smoke or fire, sprinklers installed in ceilings respond to fires while they are still small, controlling the spread of deadly heat, flames and toxic smoke, as well as...

15 June deadline for ICC award nominations

ICC Awards will be presented at ICC Annual Conference 2010 at Charlotte, NC ICC Awards will be presented in five categories to honor individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to ICC. The International Code Council (ICC) is now accepting nominations for the ICC Awards, which will be presented at the 2010 ICC Annual Conference on October 25–28 in Charlotte, NC. Nominations must be received by June 15. ICC Awards will be presented in five categor...

Study reveals effectiveness of fire sprinklers in home fires

Prince George's County recorded no deaths in fires in any homes protected by home sprinklers Recent findings from a key study show the overwhelming effectiveness of mandatory home fire sprinklers in saving lives in municipalities with mandatory fire sprinkler codes for homes. Prince George's County, Md., the first county in the nation to require residential fire sprinklers in its building code, has reported that since 1992, when the code was first adopted, there...

Sprinklers compulsory in new American homes from 2011

All new one- and two- family dwellings in the US are to have residential fire sprinklers starting 2011   American homes are one step closer to being more fire-safe, following an October 28 vote at the International Code Council (ICC) hearings in Baltimore, Md. The vote reaffirmed national building codes making it mandatory for all new one- and two- family dwellings to have residential fire sprinklers starting in 2011. American homes are one step closer to b...

Vote for fire sprinklers at building code hearings on October 28

The NVFC urges you to vote to retain a provision requiring fire sprinklers in new residential construction Join ICC by October 14 to be eligible to vote Vote to retain a provision in the International Residential Code (IRC) requiring the installation of fire sprinklers in new residential construction at the International Code Council's (ICC) Code Development Hearings on October 28 in Baltimore, MD. You must join the ICC by October 14 in order to participate in the vote....

NFSA's "Common Voices" advocates' coalition receives Safety Leadership Award

Members of the Common Voices Coalition accepting the award Award given in recognition of oustanding contributions to firefighter health and safety The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., announces its Common Voices advocates' coalition received the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. Named after retired Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland, the award - presented by th...

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