New homes require fire sprinklers beginning Jan. 1
(Dec 27, 2012)
New homes built in Westminster after Jan. 1, will benefit from a new building code requirement - residential fire sprinklers.
These new building code requirements apply only to new homes and do not apply to residential additions, alterations or modifications.
By requiring new homes to have sprinklers, the city has taken a progressive step to bring this safety feature to citizens.
Modern fire sprinklers only engage in the area where heat is detected. This enables residents more time to evacuate the home and minimizes property damage.
Visit the city’s website for more information on the code (Title 11, Chapter 10) or call 303-658-4500.