We encourage you to check out a great new website, “Fire Sprinklers Buy Time, Time Buys Life,” which is the focus of a national campaign just announced by the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA).
In addition to the website, the campaign is backed by a national television commercial titled “What Used to Be” that underscores the reality of fires and potential devastation that fires can impose on families. It shows the effect of a fire on modern housing materials where fire sprinklers were not present – and illustrates how fire sprinklers can protect what fire will destroy.
Fire Sprinklers Protect Lives and Property
BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems congratulates NFSA for this timely campaign that serves to remind everyone about the danger of fire and how fire sprinkler protection systems are worthwhile investments both in new and existing homes. This is a fantastic tool for contractors to use when discussing fire protection systems with homeowners.
The website provides factual information such as:
Most US deaths from fire occur in homes
Occupants have less than five minutes to get out before a deadly flashover occurs
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, followed by heating and electrical systems
Sprinklers are effective at controlling fires 92 percent of the time
Sprinklered homes have an 81 percent lower civilian death rate in reported fires compared to homes without sprinklers
Sprinklered homes suffer 58 percent less damage than non-sprinklered homes
Injuries in sprinkled homes are 31 percent lower and there are 79 percent fewer firefighter deaths than in non-sprinklered homes
In short, fire sprinklers buy time for a family to escape.
The site also allows visitors to register to receive a home fire protection guide.
A Small Cost, Huge Benefits
The ability to protect one’s family and treasured possessions has no price tag, but cost is always a question.
The website dispels myths of the high cost of fire sprinkler systems, noting that it adds approximately one to two percent of a new home – about $10 to $20 a month at a median US home price of $200,000.
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