Volume 37, Issue 1, January 2002


International Fire Code Adopted in Utah and Endorsed in Washington 
The State of Utah Fire Prevention Board voted unanimously to adopt the International Fire Code® (IFC), while the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals endorsed it. 

According to the International Code Council (ICC), a fire prevention task force in Utah reviewed and recommended the 2000 IFC based on the need for consistency between the building and fire codes.

“Much research was invested in the decision to adopt the International Fire Code,” said Utah Fire Prevention Board chair Scott Adams. “The International Building Code was adopted for Utah in May [2001] and it will be a great benefit for the people of Utah to have these integrated codes where regulations are clear, consistent and correlated.”

Likewise, the board of directors for the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals “unanimously approved an action endorsing the adoption of the IFC in Washington State.” According to the ICC, the decision came after a nine-month study of available fire codes and processes by the Association of Fire Marshals, the Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs and other fire service professionals. 

The State of Georgia Board of Community Affairs also adopted the 2000 editions of the IFC and the International Building Code®.
Other states where the IFC is effective statewide are Alaska, South Carolina and Texas. 


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