In the April edition of Sprinkler Age, the magazine for the American Fire Sprinkler Association, my predecessor, Maria Figueroa, pieced together an interesting article on how countries are embracing fire sprinklers. Her story, "Fire Sprinklers: A Global Perspective," discusses the history of NFPA's sprinkler standards, including NFPA 13D: Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, while highlighting countries turning to NFPA for its expertise.
"NFPA understand the importance of having its documents available in other languages, and continues to dedicate resources to facilitate the use of its documents by governments around the world," states Figueroa. "Some of the challenges related to the use of automatic sprinkler systems in the U.S. exist elsewhere, but we are currently experiencing forward momentum in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, where there has been an increase in the installation of sprinkler systems."
Read the rest of Figueroa's article in Sprinkler Age magazine.