Welsh Assembly votes for fire sprinklers in new homes

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Feb 8, 2010

The Welsh Assembly voted to require sprinkler systems in all new homes late last month. With this vote all homes in the country of Wales will be protected for this and future generations against the ravages of fire.

These legislators saw the "overwhelming moral and technical case for sprinklers" in making a decision to move on this national groundbreaking measure. It would certainly be good for our own legislators to consider this also, and not fall for the baseless arguments of the opposition.

According to the USFA, "the United States historically has had one of the highest fire loss rates of the industrialized world - both in terms of fire deaths and dollar loss." Other countries in the UK and New Zealand are also taking steps to adopt a national home fire sprinkler requirement. In fact, we have advocates from those countries actively participating on this website.

We need to continue to fight to "bring safety home" so that we can eliminate our fire death problem, save the lives of thousands of people, and billions in property loss each year.

Maria Figueroa