Village Amends Fire Code – Requires Sprinklers in New Residential, Commercial

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Village Board recently passed an amendment to the Fire Prevention Code lowering the square footage requirement for sprinkler protection in new commercial structures and mandates residential sprinklers in new single-family homes.

The measure lowers the square footage requirement from 5,000 square feet to zero for commercial structures.

According to Fire Chief Robert Wilcox, residential sprinklers are a simple solution to lessen the possibility of deaths in the event of fire, “A public policy decision like this can potentially save the lives of residents and firefighters . . .

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