Friday, October 2, 2009

Did You Know...

· Fires kill more people in the United States every year than all natural disasters combined.

· Fire sprinklers can save money for developers, builders, home owners, and communities.

· Installing both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system reduces the risk of death in a home fire by 82%, relative to having neither.

· Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water directly on the fire.

· Fire hoses, on average, use more than 8 1/2 times the water that sprinklers do to contain a fire.

· The likelihood that a sprinkler will accidently discharge because of a manufacturing defect is extremely rare.

· Modern fire sprinklers provide unobtrusive protection.

For more information on home fire sprinklers check out http://homefiresprinkler.org/, or contact the Code Coach.