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Impact of Home Fire Sprinkler System Requirements in California

Fire Protection Research Foundation report: Impact of Home Fire Sprinkler System Requirements in California
Author: Sam Bowles, Newport Partners LLC
Date of issue: April 2018 

 

Foreword

As residential fire sprinkler adoption is debated in many states, there is a noteworthy amount of misrepresentation about the economic impact of home fire sprinklers. Among the claims by critics of home fire sprinklers is that requiring sprinklers may impact home affordability, housing starts, consumer choice, and owner rights. More facts are needed on the issue of economic impact of home fire sprinklers. In 2011, California issued a statewide requirement for fire sprinkler installation in new 1- and 2-family homes.