In a recent proclamation in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, President Barack Obama endorsed the use of residential fire sprinklers.

In a recent proclamation in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, President Barack Obama endorsed the use of residential fire sprinklers.            

“Residential sprinkler systems can give individuals extra time to evacuate a home safely in case of an emergency as well,” President Obama wrote in his proclamation, which also stressed the use and proper maintenance of smoke detectors in homes.            

Starting Jan. 1, 2011, the International Code Council’s fire sprinkler mandate stipulates all new residential homes-both one- and two-family dwellings-must include fire sprinklers.                  

President Obama has proclaimed Oct. 3-9 as Fire Prevention Week.  

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