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Fire sprinkler requirements for places of worship : protecting people and property

Barrie, Jennifer.
Nashville, Tenn. : TACIR, 2014
Report of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
November 2014
The House Local Government Subcommittee asked the Commission to study the proposed legislation, House Bill 1649 (Senate Bill 1749). Citing the threat that it posed to the health, safety, and welfare of the public and firefighters, as well as the increased risk to property, no engineers, architects, or fire officials interviewed by commission staff support the bill. For this reason, and because reasonable means are available to support sprinkler systems where public water supplies cannot, the Commission does not recommend changing the state's building code to exempt places of worship in such areas from current fire safety requirements.
Additional Author: 
Owen, Matthew.