Translation

Home fire kills four children days after safety advocates urge the necessity of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. “We’re trying to make our legislators understand that [ home fire sprinklers are] important,” said Fire Marshals’ Association of Missouri President Gene Robertson during a live burn/sprinkler demonstration that occurred in conjunction with last month’s Missouri Association of Building and Fire Officials Conference. “We’re losing too many people to fires that we shouldn’t be losing.” Others would soon realize the accuracy of Robertson’s statement. Days later, in the same Missouri town where the sprinkler demonstration occurred, a home fire took the lives of four children ranging in age from two to five. According to a local NBC affiliate, firefighters rescued…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Governor signs bill allowing plumbers to install home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo: Twitter Praised by local fire safety advocates, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey recently signed into law a bill…

Fire departments let the numbers tell the story on fire’s impact in local communities

By Lisa Braxton Firefighters across Durham, Ontario, are launching a three-week campaign on Monday to educate residents about fire safety…

Why the notion that “newer homes are safer homes” is nonsense

By nfpa@jiveon.com The following was written by Gregg A. Cleveland, fire chief of the La Crosse, Wisconsin, Fire Department and…