Citing concern “with the need to provide ample fire protection to the citizens and their property” the City of Hartsville, South Carolina has passed a resolution providing incentives to homeowners who install fire sprinklers.
The city will be waiving permit fees for newly constructed homes, with a cap of $1,200, and other incentives to subdivisions installing automatic fire sprinklers.
With this resolution the mayor and council authorize the city manager to implement a policy to waive permit fees “for those homes not required under current code to install automatic fire sprinkler systems.”
The resolution was passed during a meeting on October 8th, and became effective immediately.
Bryan Crowley, Fire Marshal of the City of Hartsville Fire Department thanked the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition for its help. A community information meeting held in mid-September was presented by Kyle Minick, Deputy Fire Chief of the North Charleston Fire Department and chair of the coalition.