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Resources 

The Problem

Ahrens, Marty. 2007. “Trends and Patterns of U. S. Fire Losses.” Quincy: National Fire Protection Association.http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files//PDF/OS.firelosstrends.pdf (PDF file)

Hall, John R., Jr. 2007. “U. S. Experience with Sprinklers and other Automatic Fire Extinguishing Equipment.” Quincy: National Fire Protection Association.
http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files//PDF/OSsprinklers.pdf (PDF file)

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. 2007. “Home Fire Sprinkler Public Education Kit.” Frankfort. http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/FS/PubEdKit.html

Dewar, Buddy. 2001. “Residential Fire Sprinklers for Life Safety: An Economic and Insurance Perspective.” Patterson: National Fire Sprinkler Association.
http://www.nfsa.org/info/residential/econsprinklers.pdf (PDF file)

Gentzel, Dennis. 2007. “Residential Fire Sprinkler Program in Maryland: Fire Sprinklers Save Lives.” Pikesville: Office of the state Fire Marshall.

International Fire Chiefs Association. 2008. “Position Statement: Fire Sprinklers in New Construction.”http://afscc.org/Papers/IAFCposition_FireSprinkler.pdf (PDF file)

National Association of Home Builders. 2007. “Fire Sprinkler Mandates: Why Home Builders Disagree.” Washington, DC.

New York State Builders Association Research and Education Foundation, Inc. 2007. “Reducing Fatal fires in New York State’s New One- and Two-Family Homes: Is Mandating the Installation of fire Sprinkler Systems the Best Course of Action?”
http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Reducing Fatal Fires in New York.pdf (PDF file)

New York State Fire Reporting System. 2008. “2006 Structure Fires by Occupancy Type.” Albany: New York State Department of State, Office of Fire Prevention & Control. http://www.dos.ny.gov/fire/pdfs/finy/06structure.pdf (PDF file)

New York State Fire Reporting System. 2007. “2005 Structure Fires by Occupancy Type.” Albany: New York State Department of State, Office of Fire Prevention & Control. http://www.dos.ny.gov/fire/pdfs/finy/05structure.pdf (PDF file)

New York State Fire Reporting System. 2006. “2004 Structure Fires by Occupancy Type.” Albany: New York State Department of State, Office of Fire Prevention & Control. http://www.dos.ny.gov/fire/pdfs/finy/04structure.pdf (PDF file)

New York State Fire Reporting System. 2006. “2003 Structure Fires by Occupancy Type.” Albany: New York State Department of State, Office of Fire Prevention & Control. http://www.dos.ny.gov/fire/pdfs/finy/03structure.pdf (PDF file)

New York State Fire Reporting System. 2003. “2002 Structure Fires by Occupancy Type.” Albany: New York State Department of State, Office of Fire Prevention & Control. http://www.dos.ny.gov/fire/pdfs/finy/02structure.pdf (PDF file)

Siarnicki, Ronald Jon, 2001. “Residential Sprinklers: One Community’s Experience Twelve Years after Mandatory Implementation: Executive Leadership.” Prince Georges County.http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/images/PrinceGeorgeStudy.pdf (PDF file)

United States Fire Administration. 2008. “Residential Fire Sprinklers.” Emmitsburg: FEMA. https://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/sprinkler_position_paper.pdf (PDF file)

Technical Issues

Brown, Heyden. 2005. “Economic Analysis of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems.” Gaithersburg: U.S. Department of Commerce Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology. http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/publications/nistirs/NISTIR_7277.pdf (PDF file)

Butry, D. T.; Brown, M. H.; Fuller, S. K. 2007. “Benefit-Cost Analysis of Residential Fire Sprinklers.”Gaithersburg: U.S. Department of Commerce Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology. http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/publications/nistirs/NISTIR_7451_Oct07.pdf (PDF file)

Ford, Jim. 1997. “Saving Lives, Saving Money: Automatic Sprinklers: a 10 Year Study: A Detailed History of the Effects of the Automatic Sprinkler Code in Scottsdale, Arizona.” Frankfort: Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

http://www.nfsa.org/info/sprinklers.PDF (PDF file)

http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Scottsdale Report 15-Year Study.pdf (PDF file)

http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Scottsdale Fire Fatalities Overview.pdf (PDF file)

http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Annual Fire Loss Comparison.pdf (PDF file)

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.  “Building for Life.” Frankfort.

http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Building for Life.pdf (PDF file)

National Association of Home Builders. 2007. “Fire Sprinkler Mandates: Why Home Builders Disagree.” Washington, DC.

Schunck, Richard. 2008. “Residential Fire Sprinklers: Problems with NFPA 13D.” Prepared for: NAHB.http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Residential Fire Sprinklers: Problems with NFPA 13D.pdf (PDF file)

Impact

Brown, Heyden. 2005. “Economic Analysis of Residential fire Sprinkler Systems.” Gaithersburg: U.S. Department of Commerce Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology. http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/publications/nistirs/NISTIR_7277.pdf (PDF file) 

Butry, D. T.; Brown, M. H.; Fuller, S. K. 2007. “Benefit-cost Analysis of Residential Fire Sprinklers.” Gaithersburg: U.S. Department of Commerce Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology. http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/publications/nistirs/NISTIR_7451_Oct07.pdf (PDF file)

Dewar, Buddy. 2001. “Residential Fire Sprinklers for Life Safety: An Economic and Insurance Perspective.” Patterson: National Fire Sprinkler Association.http://www.nfsa.org/info/residential/econsprinklers.pdf (PDF file)

Ford, Jim. 1997. “Saving Lives, Saving Money: Automatic Sprinklers: a 10 Year Study: A Detailed History of the Effects of the Automatic Sprinkler Code in Scottsdale, Arizona.” Frankfort: Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.http://www.nfsa.org/info/sprinklers.PDF (PDF file)

Gentzel, Dennis. 2007. “Residential Fire Sprinkler Program in Maryland: Fire Sprinklers Save Lives.” Pikesville: Office of the State Fire Marshall.

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.  “Building for Life.” Frankfort.
http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Building for Life.pdf (PDF file)

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.  “Home Fire Sprinklers-the Smart Investment for Today’s Families.” Frankfort.

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.  “New National Survey Shows a Majority of Homeowners Believe that Fire Sprinklers Increase a Home’s Value.” Frankfort.
http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/releases/HarrisPoll.html

 International Fire Chiefs Association. 2008. “Position Statement: Fire Sprinklers in New Construction.”http://afscc.org/Papers/IAFCposition_FireSprinkler.pdf (PDF file)

National Association of Home Builders. 2007. “Fire Sprinkler Mandates: Why Home Builders Disagree.” Washington, DC.

 New York State Builders Association Research and Education Foundation, Inc. 2007. “Reducing Fatal fires in New York State’s New One- and Two-Family Homes: Is Mandating the Installation of fire Sprinkler Systems the Best Course of Action?”
http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Reducing Fatal Fires in New York.pdf (PDF file)

Siarnicki, Ronald Jon, 2001. “Residential Sprinklers: One Community’s Experience Twelve Years after Mandatory Implementation: Executive Leadership.” Prince Georges County.http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/images/PrinceGeorgeStudy.pdf (PDF file)

Schunck, Richard. 2008. “Residential Fire Sprinklers: Problems with NFPA 13D.” Prepared for: NAHB.http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Residential Fire Sprinklers: Problems with NFPA 13D.pdf (PDF file) 

Case Studies

Dewar, Buddy. 2001. “Residential fire Sprinklers for Life Safety: An Economic and Insurance Perspective.” Patterson: National Fire Sprinkler Association.
http://www.nfsa.org/info/residential/econsprinklers.pdf (PDF file)

Gentzel, Dennis. 2007. “Residential fire Sprinkler Program in Maryland: Fire Sprinklers Save Lives.” Pikesville: Office of the state Fire Marshall.

Ford, Jim. 1997. “Saving Lives, Saving Money: Automatic Sprinklers: a 10 Year Study: A Detailed History of the Effects of the Automatic Sprinkler Code in Scottsdale, Arizona.” Frankfort: Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.http://www.nfsa.org/info/sprinklers.PDF (PDF file)

Siarnicki, Ronald Jon, 2001. “Residential Sprinklers: One Community’s Experience Twelve Years after Mandatory Implementation: Executive Leadership.” Prince Georges County.http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/images/PrinceGeorgeStudy.pdf  (PDF file)

Additional Issues

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.  “New National Survey Shows a Majority of Homeowners Believe that Fire Sprinklers Increase a Home’s Value.” Frankfort.

http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/releases/HarrisPoll.html

Other Resources

Eisenberg, Elliot F. 2005. "Fire Deaths in the United States: How Best to Keep Reducing Them." Prepared for: NAHB, SFPE.
http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Fire Deaths in the United States.pdf (PDF file)

Eisenberg, Elliot F. 2002. "House Fire Deaths." Prepared for: NAHB.
http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/House Fire Deaths.pdf (PDF file)

Xu, Lanlan. 2007. "Fire Sprinklers and Homeowner Insurance." Prepared for: NAHB.http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Fire Sprinklers and Homeowner Insurance.pdf (PDF file)

Hall, John R. Jr. 2008. "Home Structure Fires Involving Electrical Distribution or Lighting Equipment." Prepared for: NFPA.
http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Home Structure Fires.pdf (PDF file)

Residential Fire Sprinkler Topical Bibliography, May 2008

http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Historical Data.pdf (PDF file)

This bibliography contains:

Historical Data Regarding Fires in One- and Two-family Dwellings;
Statistical Information Regarding Increased Safety Achieved Through Installation;
Cost Impact, Financial Incentives, etc.;
Potential impact on Firefighter Safety and Fire Suppression Services;

Installation issues (General, Including Code Requirements, Installer Certification, Water Supply, etc.);
Jurisdictions where Sprinklers are Mandated, and Assessed Impact;
Potential Impact on the Housing Market;
Available Fire Sprinkler System Options;
Potential Impact (General) and Feasibility Studies; and
Water Supply & System Maintenance Issues