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State Fire Marshall Withdraws Sprinkler Proposal

August 2, 2013


On August 2, 2013, Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis withdrew his controversial proposal to update the Illinois fire safety code, which would have required the installation of fire sprinklers in all high-rise buildings and new homes.

Due to the withdrawal of this proposal, the public hearing that was scheduled for August 6 in Springfield has been canceled.

Click here to read Larry Matkaitis's official statement on the withdrawal of the proposed fire safety rules.

Questions can also be directed to Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs, at