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California Fire Sprinkler Coalition

The California Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting home fire sprinklers through education and outreach. This voluntary coalition is a resource for information about home fire sprinklers in the state of California. To join the coalition or for more information, contact co-chair Jose Colin, 530-661-5859, or co-chair Jason Nailon, 760-552-2772.

Sprinkler Requirements in California

The California Building Standards Commission approved the State Fire Marshal's Building, Fire, and Residential Code adoption packages for the 2010 California Building Standards Codes at a 2010 hearing. A key component of the code adoption, which took effect on January 1, 2011, is the sprinklering of all new one-and two-family dwellings and townhouse construc­tion statewide. Prior to the adoption, more than 150 jurisdictions in California had a local residential fire sprinkler ordinance. For more information, visit California's Office of the State Fire Marshal site. 

Members of the California Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Members in action: California Fire Sprinkler Coalition members attend a recent meeting in Sacramento. 

Living in a Home With Fire Sprinklers? 

Many homes in California are now equipped with life-saving fire sprinklers. The coalition wants to make sure homeowners understand and properly maintain this technology so that it works properly if ever needed. This informational sheet offers information on home fire sprinklers and links for more information. We hope that builders, realtors, escrow agents, and homeowner associations will share this information to home buyers and home owners. 

Interested in delivering a presentation on home fire sprinklers to realtors or homeowner associations? The coalition has produced this PowerPoint presentation, which includes speaker notes. 

Coalition Resources

Tips on How the Fire Service Can Communicate Home Fire Sprinklers to the Media

Since the fire service frequently speaks to the news media about residential fires, this group can also play a major role in communicating important information on home fire sprinklers. This guide provides key information to aid you in making the most of these teachable moments. 

White Paper: Limit Local Amendments to Residential Sprinkler Requirements

Produced by the California Fire Sprinkler Coalition, this white paper examines sprinkler design and installation standards--particularly NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes--and how add-ons and amendments can jeopardize these requirements and increase installation costs.

History of California Residential Fire Sprinklers
Key moments in California's sprinkler history, culminating with the statewide adoption of sprinkler requirements in one- and two-family dwellings.

Developed by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, this video provides real estate professionals with important information about the life-saving benefits of fire sprinklers, and useful tips for marketing a home protected by them.

For additional resources, visit the California Office of the State Fire Marshal's site.  

Coalition Members

State Organizations

National Organizations

Local Organizations

  • Arcadia Fire Department, Central County Fire Department, City of Orange Fire Department, Cosumnes CSD Fire Protection District, Desert Water Agency, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Elk Grove Building Department, Fountain Valley Fire Protection District, Glendale Building Department, Los Angeles City Fire Department, Los Angeles Deptartment of Water and Power, Moreno Valley Fire Department, Napa Fire Department, Orange County Fire Authority