http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017ee56403b9970d-piAn NFPA Journal® online exclusive for November/December 2012 features Regional Director Randy Safer talking about the retrofitting of his home with a fire sprinkler system.
Randy lives with his wife and daughter in a rural area about 30 miles northeast of Nashville, Tennessee. For several years they discussed retrofitting their home with a fire sprinkler system installed according to NFPA 13D: Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, but they kept putting it off, concerned that their three-level house would be difficult and very expensive to retrofit.
Recently, he decided to retrofit his home. According to Randy: “The decision has given us great peace of mind. Plus, it was easier to install and less expensive than expected.” He adds; “All in all, we are very pleased with our system and surprised by the low cost. My daughter and my wife feel much safer-and I sleep much better. “