the Person Who Owns One
of home fire sprinklers is shown dramatically by the slide show
A Tale of Two Families on the HFSC Web site. Gary Keith has a very
personal connection to one these families. I was one of the
fire fighters who responded to the fire in the McCabe home in West
Bridgewater Massachusetts. While the family escaped with their lives,
they lost their house, their possessions, and their pets. My family
and I now live on the same block as the MaCabes, so everyday as
I drive down the street, I am reminded of what fire did to a house
that could just as easily been ours.
vitally important that more fire safety professionals install systems
in their own homes. More than anyone, firefighters know how fast,
dangerous, and devastating fire can be. When a consumer is thinking
about installing a system, they can tell them about the tremendous
advantages of sprinkler systems, but how will they answer when asked
If sprinkler systems are so good, why dont you have
one? Having a system can also help fire safety professionals
answer objections, such as the worry about accidental discharges,
with even more authority.
There is one
other excellent reason all fire safety professionals should install
sprinkler systemsfires happen in their homes too.