State launches multimedia campaign to educate residents on home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC), a member of the New York Sprinkler Initiative, has launched a campaign aimed at educating residents about the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers. Made possible by FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program, the campaign is partly aimed at dispelling the many myths of sprinklers, particularly that they are costly to install. (Here’s more information on the national average.) While housing costs vary from region to region, the overall cost of home fire sprinklers ends up being around one percent of the total new build cost. “We…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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