the Person Who Owns One
One of the
people who has installed a sprinkler system in his house is the
Chair of HFSC, Gary Keith. Weve just had our 20-year-old
house retrofitted with a residential fire sprinkler system. As the
chair, it was something I knew I should do. As the father of three
kids, it was something I knew I had to do. Another believer
in fire sprinklers is Lonni Jackson, Chief of the Bensenville, IL
Fire Department, who is currently having a system installed.
sees notification as the weak point of any fire protection service.
Often a fire is not discovered until it blows out the windows of
a house and by then you might as well get a bag of marshmallows,
because youre not going to save the house.
Chief Jackson, fire sprinkler systems are particularly important
because homes are the most combustible structures allowed by law.
No commercial building, many of which are required to have sprinklers,
could be built like a house because of safety concerns.