Shown left to right: Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District’s Deputy Fire Chief Ray Larson, Fire Chief Ian Kazian, Fire Marshal Brian McCarthy and Tom Lia (NIFSAB).
DEERFIELD, IL (August 6, 2019) – Officials from the Village of Deerfield recently adopted the International Code Council (ICC) 2018 edition in its entirety. With local amendments and nothing removed, this will require fire sprinklers in all newly constructed one- and two-family homes and townhomes. The adoption of the code will go into effect on October 1, 2019.
The Village of Bannockburn previously adopted the ICC 2018 edition, which went into effect on June 11, 2019.
Both villages make up the Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District.
“We are very pleased the entire fire district has requirements to keep our residents and firefighters safer,” said Fire Marshal Brian McCarthy.
Tom Lia, Executive Director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, credits Fire Chief Ian Kazian, Deputy Fire Chief Ray Larson, and Fire Marshal Brian McCarthy for their persistence and motivating of the board. Using a NFPA 13D simulator display in the lobby of their fire district and conducting live fire and sprinkler burn demonstrations were key factors in the adoption of the codes.
According to NIFSAB, these villages join 113 other municipalities and fire protection districts in Illinois that require fire sprinklers in one- and two-family homes through the adoption of the model codes provided by the International Code Council and the NFPA.