Daily Court Reporter - News U.S. Fire Administration adopts official position on residential fire sprinklers
U.S. Fire Administration adopts official position on residential fire sprinklers
Every day the U.S. Fire Administration collects news stories from our Nationâ€™s media that deal with the tragic loss of life from fire in American homes. In January and February alone, over 300 people lost their lives in home fires. Commercial buildings such as schools, office buildings, and factories have benefited from fire protection sprinkler systems for over a century. But what about our homes? Although we protect our businesses from fire, what actions do we take to protect our families, our homes, and our possessions from fire? Millions of Americans have installed smoke alarms in their homes in the past few years, but a smoke alarm can only alert the occupants to a fire in the house. It cannot contain or extinguish a fire. Residential fire sprinkler systems can.
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Date Published: April 3, 2008