Groups Sign Fire Sprinkler Agreement
The Center for Public Safety Excellence, the International Code Council, the National Fire Sprinkler Association and the American Fire Sprinkler Association signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding during Fire Rescue International in Chicago recently to advance and promote the mutual interest of fire protection safety and accreditation.
Supported by its partners, CPSE will soon begin forming a technical committee with broad-based representation to develop the criteria and structure for an accreditation for professional dwelling sprinkler installers. The successful work of this technical committee will lead to the creation of a new Commission for the Accreditation for Dwelling Fire Sprinkler Contractors. Using the CPSE accreditation model, many stakeholders will be brought together to form this new commission to jointly develop programs for accreditation, leveraging their collective knowledge, provisions and expertise.
Approved fire sprinkler systems will be required in all one- and two-family dwellings constructed after the 2009 IRC or on Jan. 1, 2011, whichever is later.