NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative offers insights into questions on home fire sprinklers that authorities having jurisdiction often have to answer.

Fire service and safety organizations promote home fire sprinklers for life safety. Are they also intended for property protection?

Will adoption of a fire sprinkler ordinance for one- and two-family homes eliminate the need for local firefighters?

A significant number of fires originate in bathrooms and garages. Why are these areas exempt from sprinkler protection in NFPA 13D?

Can a plumber install an NFPA 13D sprinkler system?

Can the jurisdiction require separate service lines for the domestic and fire sprinkler systems?

Should an authority having jurisdiction require backup power for an NFPA 13D system?

Why do some authorities having jurisdiction require a backflow prevention device when such devices can be detrimental to the fire sprinkler system?

What should an authority having jurisdiction look for to determine that an attic is “intended for living purposes”?

Opponents of fire sprinkler ordinances say maintenance requirements of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, are too burdensome. Should NFPA 13D systems adhere to NFPA 25 requirements?

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