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Last modified: October 20, 2008

Resources By Group

ResourceNo.                 Identification                                                                                                           

The Problem

1.   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)

4.   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)

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

9.   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)

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

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

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

18.  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)

19.  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)

 

20.  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)

21.  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)

 

22.  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)

23.  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)

27.  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)

29. 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

2.  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)

 

3.   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)

7.   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)

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

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

24.  North Carolina Firemen’s Association. 2002. Scottsdale Report .http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Scottsdale Report 15-Year Study.pdf (PDF file)

25.  North Carolina Firemen’s Association. 2002. Scottsdale Report http://www.dos.ny.gov/code/pdf/Scottsdale Fire Fatalities Overview.pdf (PDF file)

28.  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)

36.  Hart, Frederick, Christine Nardini, Robert Till, and Daniel Bisson; Backflow Protection and Residential Fire Sprinklers; Journal of American Water Works Association, 1996; USFA Grant EMW-93-G-4191
TECHNICAL ISSUES

37.  JB Engineering and Code Consulting; Julius Ballanco; Design and Review of Residential Sprinklers powerpoint presentation handout; copyright 2007
TECHNICAL ISSUES

38.  JB Engineering and Code Consulting; Julius Ballanco; Residential Sizing Table spreadsheet; Copyright 2007 IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition
TECHNICAL ISSUES

48. NFSA; Water Purveyor’s Guide to Fire Sprinklers in Single Family Dwellings; copyright 2006
TECHNICAL ISSUES

 

Impact
 

2.  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)

3.   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)

4.   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)

7.    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)

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

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

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

14.  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

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

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

18.  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)

27.  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)

28.  Schunk, 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) 

 

30.  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)
IMPACT

31.  Adirondack Insurance Exchange policy for NY
IMPACT

32.  CHUBB Masterpiece® Insurance Guide to Discounts

34.  Fire Bureau; Insurance Services Office Considers Changes to Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, Sept 2008 at Firebureau.com
IMPACT

35. Fire Protection Research Foundation; Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment; September 2008
IMPACT

39. Kasmauskas, Dominick, CFPS; 13D prices NY, August 01, 2008
IMPACT

40. Kasmauskas, Dominick, CFPS; Insurance Information From Customers of State Farm and Allstate Insurance; August 01, 2008
IMPACT

41. Kelly, Kevin; Fire Sprinklers Can Reduce Water Department Costs; Sprinkler Quarterly Issue No. 124; Fall 2003
IMPACT

 

42. United States Fire Administration; National Residential Fire Sprinkler Initiative; Summary of Meeting, April 9-10, 2003, Submitted by James A. Milke, PHD, PE
IMPACT

43. Maryland Fire Marshall; 2008 Residential Sprinkler Cost Analysis
IMPACT

44. NAHB; Guide to discounts: Chubbs Masterpiece Policy and Adirondack Insurance Provisions
IMPACT

 

45. National Institute of Standards and Technology; Economic Analysis of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems, December 2005
IMPACT

46. Newport Partners; Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessmentby Newport Partners for the Fire Protection Research Council, September 2008
IMPACT

47. NFPA; What drives the cost of residential sprinklers? NFPA Journal; Nov/Dec 2002  by Fleming, Russell P; http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3737/is_200211/ai_n9114936
IMPACT

49. NYSBA; Sprinkler Estimates; September 2008
IMPACT

50. United States Fire Administration / FEMA;  Fire Death Trends, An International Perspective; May 1997
PROBLEM

51. White, Thomas of New York Insurance Association; Survey of Insurance Response to Sprinklers; September 2008
IMPACT

52. White, Thomas @ Community Mutual; Sprinkler Installation Insurance Credit; September 2008
IMPACT

Case Studies

4.   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)

7.   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)

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

 

27.  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)
   

Other Resources

5.   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)

 

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

9.   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)

14.  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

 

33.  Dewar, Buddy, Director of Regional Operations; National Fire Sprinkler Association; Fire Protection System Water Supply Issues – A White Paper; Feb 7, 2008
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