Fire Life Safety Policy

Construction and Codes

Resolved that the NAHB support an affirmative program of fire safety for residential construction whose principal components are life safety improvements and cost-effectiveness,

Further resolved that NAHB continue to oppose mandatory residential sprinklers for multifamily low-rise and single-family residential construction and other fire protection techniques that do not enhance the safety of occupants and are not cost effective, and

Further resolved that NAHB pursue alliances with organizations that support fire safety, consumer safety education and housing affordability.

Resolution originally adopted: 2002.6, Resolution No. 4

Committee with primary jurisdiction:

  • Construction, Codes & Standards Committee
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