Translation

Dual purpose: Firefighter doubles as a homebuilder who embraces home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Firefighter and homebuilder Kevin Fitzpatrick (center) cost-effectively sprinklered his parents’ new home in Alsip, Illinois. One might expect to find Chicago Firefighter Kevin Fitzpatrick fighting fires on the roofs of residences, but he’s also been seen installing fire-treated plywood on the roofs of new homes. As owner of Wilmot Builders, Fitzpatrick recently assisted with the build of a new, sprinkler-protected home for his parents, John and Lynn Fitzpatrick, in Alsip, Illinois. The single-family home is an outcome of the village’s sprinkler ordinance, which is in accordance with NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Contest awards family free fire sprinkler installation

By Fred Durso, Jr. Pictured from left: Mike and Judy Hall, who will receive a free, home fire sprinkler installation;…

Fire department in Arkansas gears up for campaign with Fire Prevention Week in a Box

By nfpa@jiveon.com For close to a decade, the Greenwood Fire Department, of Greenwood, Arkansas, has been purchasing Fire Prevention Week…

Fire Department in Ontario uses creativity in sharing the Fire Prevention Week theme

By nfpa@jiveon.com A firefighter with Sarnia Fire Rescue in Ontario combined artistic vision with excellent carving skills to present the…