ALL ICC MEMBERS: VOTE NOW
TO DEFEND HOME FIRE SPRINKLERS
Although all proposals to eliminate home fire sprinklers from the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) were rejected by the IRC Committee at the April public hearing, an “Assembly Motion” was made for proposal RB129-16. The assembly motion requires a supplemental vote by ICC members, and we need your help to oppose/defeat the assembly motion. VOTING DEADLINE IS MAY 26, 2016.
The future of residential fire safety in America hinges on winning this vote and upcoming votes that may occur during ICC’s final action voting in November 2016. Home fire sprinklers represent our best chance of striking at the heart of America's fire problem. We won the home fire sprinkler issue 8 years ago, culminating a 30-year effort, and we’ve been successful in defending that requirement in the 2009, 2012 and 2015 editions of the IRC. Losing now would set back home fire safety for decades.
TAKE ACTION – VOTE ONLINE IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES
1) ALL ICC MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS VOTE. For this vote, you DO NOT have to be a governmental employee to participate. All current ICC members, including contractors, manufacturers, consultants, etc., are eligible to vote.
Governmental employees who completed the required annual validation process prior to March 18th are also eligible to vote. Governmental employees who did not re-validate prior to March 18th, are not eligible to participate in this vote. However, governmental employees still have time to be validated for participation in final action voting later this year if the required validation process is completed prior to September 19th. The individual responsible for the governmental organization’s voting appointments must go to: http://www.iccsafe.org/news-announcements/update-your-2016-voter-representative-information/
2) TO PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE VOTING. Online voting is NOW OPEN for ALL ICC MEMBERS. Votes must be entered prior to May 26, 2016.