Fire sprinklers extinguish fire at senior living complex in New Jersey

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on May 3, 2011

Seniors face greater challenges when escaping home fires, but when a fire broke out at a senior living facility in New Jersey this past weekend, the inhabitants were only temporarily evacuated from their homes because of the building’s sprinkler system. Leaving just three units uninhabitable, a fire that was caused by cooking on the third floor was contained and extinguished successfully. There were no injuries in the fire, and residents were temporarily evacuated to the lobby of the apartment complex.  Though more and more evidence supports the cause for requisite fire sprinkler systems in new homes, there is still resistance. It is more important than ever to make your voice heard – advocate for the required installation of residential sprinklers in your community. 

- Karen Wallingford