January 5, 2009 – The Second Edition of “Residential Fire Sprinklers…A Step-By-Step Approach for Communities” and the updated companion Look Up For Safety CD/DVD set is now available to fire service and community leaders. The updated resources build upon the original editions, which were released in 2001.

“We are pleased to once again partner with the IAFC to bring this important document to both fire service and community leaders across America,” says John Viniello, NFSA President.

The revised guide brings all of the latest information together for community leaders who wish to pass fire sprinkler legislation or adopt a national code that includes fire sprinklers.  Success stories are shared from communities across the nation that highlight specific steps and how-to advice from those who have gone before.

The fire and emergency service community has made great strides in ensuring residential fire sprinklers become an integral part of the national risk-reduction strategy. As national policies evolve, it will take the leadership of the local fire department to ensure life-saving change takes hold at the local level.

That is why the IAFC fully supports this informative and resourceful tool, “Residential Fire Sprinklers…A Step-by-Step Approach for Communities.” The IAFC believes strongly that, as the primary life-safety leader in your community, it is critical that fire service leaders have the tools needed to succeed.

As with any cultural shift, change takes time, energy and know-how. The IAFC and the NFSA are proud to partner in offering this updated resource package. Undoubtedly, the environment will continue to change, and the IAFC will continue to work with the NFSA and others to ensure you have the tools needed to move from change to opportunity. By presenting this document jointly, we hope to impress upon local leaders the criticality of working collaboratively to address the immediate need, as well as convey the our organizations long-term commitment to enhancing local firefighter- and life-safety efforts, that extend beyond any single leader.

“The importance of being involved in the code process has never been more critical,” says Mark Light, IAFC Executive Director.  “We hope these updated tools provide the motivation, inspiration, and resources for you to lead change and implementation efforts in the community, and challenge you to share them with partners in your department and community who share your commitment.”

You may obtain a copy of the Guide and LUFS by visiting www.nfsa.org or www.iafc.org

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