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NFPA 13DR HDBK

Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2010
Status: inactive
Page Count: 361
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Foreword

Many of you know first-hand the life-saving impact residential sprinklers can have. With nearly 3,000 people dying in home fires each year, home fire sprinklers are a critical step in improving public safety in this country.

When sprinklers are present, the risk of dying in a home fire decreases by nearly 80 percent. Studies also have shown that sprinklers reduce the average property loss by 71 percent per fire. Not only do sprinklers help to protect the people who live in the home, they also provide greater protection to fire service personnel who risk their lives every day fighting home fires. We are proud that the two residential sprinkler standards contained in this handbook, NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R, play an important role in home fire safety. I am also pleased to say that all major model codes now call for the use of sprinklers in one- and two-family dwellings. In addition, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is fully committed to the adoption of local home fire sprinkler requirements for use in new one- and two-family homes.

Because of our commitment to sprinklers, NFPA launched a new initiative - the Fire Sprinkler Initiative®: Bringing Safety Home (www.firesprinklerinitiative.org). This program, designed to assist advocates looking to implement sprinkler requirements in their communities, is a wonderful resource of information and outreach materials. The site also hosts a blog and discussion forum where you can learn more about efforts to increase the use of sprinklers and allows you to discuss various topics with sprinkler advocates all across the country.

We encourage you to take a look and put some of the materials to work in your own communities. Though it may be a long road to widespread local sprinkler requirements, we know such requirements will save lives. Because of that, we will continue to work to bring this added level of safety home.

Document History

January 1, 2016
Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook
As indicated in its scope, NFPA 13D applies only to one- and two-family dwellings, such as those shown in Exhibit I.1.2, and manufactured homes. The term manufactured home refers to a portable...
January 1, 2013
Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook
Foreword Many of you know first-hand the life-saving impact residential sprinklers can have. With nearly 3,000 people dying in home fires each year, home fire sprinklers are a critical step in...
NFPA 13DR HDBK
January 1, 2010
Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook
Foreword Many of you know first-hand the life-saving impact residential sprinklers can have. With nearly 3,000 people dying in home fires each year, home fire sprinklers are a critical step in...
January 1, 2010
Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook
NFPA 13D is appropriate for protection against fire hazards only in one- and twofamily dwellings and manufactured homes. Residential portions of any other type of building or occupancy should be...
January 1, 2007
Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook
Preface The Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupan- cies Handbook is the first edition for this handbook, which cabicovers residential sprinkler systems. The handbook covers two NFPA...

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