As reported on PRNewswire.com, the City of Blue Island, Illinois, recently updated its fire and building codes to require fire sprinkler protection in all new one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes (homes) construction effective immediately.
With this action, Blue Island becomes the 79th community to mandate fire sprinklers in all new home construction. "Congratulations to forward-thinking Mayor Donald Peloquin, the City Council and the fire and building departments for investing in the future safety of Blue Island residents and firefighters," says Tom Lia, executive director of the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB). "They truly understand and recognize the important role that fire sprinklers play in protecting lives and property, making Blue Island a model fire-safe community."
See a map of IL communities and other jurisdictions in the U.S. that require fire sprinklers in all new homes.