In the spirit of the holidays I would like to share something submitted by Andrew Barr, Senior Fire Systems Engineer of the McKinney, Texas fire department:
T'was the night before Christmas,
And all through the house,
Everyone was sleeping, even the mouse.
When all of a sudden, there appeared some light smoke,
Then the smoke alarm sounded and everyone woke
Off in the distance, a fire began to grow
When all of a sudden, it started to slow,
Then what to my wondering eyes did appear?
A group of firefighters, in full turnout gear!
And I heard one exclaim to the others with a shout
"THIS HOME HAS SPRINKLERS, THE FIRE IS OUT!
As they drove away, they were all full of cheer,
Knowing that fire sprinklers work every day of the year!
In the Interest of Fire Safety,
McKinney Fire Department
Fire Marshal's Office
Andrew Barr, CFPS
Senior Fire Systems Engineer
Fire Investigator / Fire Inspector
McKinney, TX 75071
A special thanks to Andrew Barr for this contribution in the interest of fire safety. A special thanks to all the advocates in the field who work all year to keep communities safe from fire. Your passion and your dedication does not go unnoticed.