Resolutions

REJECTED — Mandatory Fire Sprinklers

Year: 2017

Resolution

Whereas many SUMA member communities are reliant on volunteer fire protection; and

Whereas many of these volunteer fire departments cannot provide quick response times; and 

Whereas mandatory installation of fire suppression sprinkler systems in all new residential single and semi-detached dwellings would greatly benefit these communities; and 

Whereas sprinkler installation may lower fire insurance rates; and

Whereas these lower insurance rates allow home owners to financially recover the cost of a sprinkler system;

Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association lobby the Minister of Governmental Relations to amend The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Regulations to require the installation of fire suppression sprinkler systems in all new residential and commercial buildings in Saskatchewan.

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