News – Initiative 15



Help us save Maryland lives! NOW!

Some Maryland lawmakers want to gut the state’s mandatory residential sprinkler law. It’s an enormous step backwards that will cost lives. As firefighters, we need to let the delegates and senators know what we know about sprinklers. They need to understand that a vote for House Bill 19 means people will be injured and die in homes that should have been sprinklered. Watch this video and listen to the message from Sher Grogg, whose brother, sister-in-law, three nieces and a nephew died a year ago in a Maryland house fire.

» Sounding-off About Saving Lives

Sounding-off About Saving Lives

Currently, only Maryland and California have state-wide sprinkler mandates in new one and two-family homes. But a bill introduced in Maryland to repeal the law in 2016 may gain traction. If passed, other states could refrain from enacting sprinkler laws.

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Is Filed in 114th Congress

On September 22nd, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) filed S. 2068 and Rep. Tom Reed (R- New York) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced H.R. 3591, the companion house legislation to encourage building owners to invest in life-saving fire safety upgrades.

NFFF New Goals Campaign: Reducing Fire Occurrences

The Fire Service must do a better job of educating the public of the risks they face as a result of fire. Equally important is educating firefighters about the critical importance of prevention through intervention.