“The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is humbled to partner with the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (NCOAA) in efforts to improve firefighter safety. Recently code proposals were submitted to enact changes to the International Fire and Building Codes which would establish uniform baseline requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in all new and existing commercial buildings that have fuel-burning appliances or have attached garages. At the end of September 2021, following a defeat on these proposals at the spring code development hearings, there was a hearing to reconsider both proposed code changes, IFC-102 and IFC-116. Thanks to great work by many involved, including testimony from the NFFF, both proposals received 2/3 approval by the ICC Membership at the public comment hearing. The next step is to pass the online governmental consensus voting which will then complete the process for this change in the 2024 ICC Code documents.”

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