TheHuttoNews reports that Hutto Fire Rescue has launched a new initiative this fall aimed at educating the public about the savings — both in lives and dollars — afforded by home fire sprinkler systems.
The article quotes Hutto Fire Rescue Chief Scott Kerwood: “There’s a lot of misinformation out there...what we’re trying to do is to start to educate the public about the benefits of home fire sprinklers.”
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has named Hutto Fire Rescue a Built for Life® Fire Department for this effort. The department received a certificate and other recognition from HFSC and will continue to distribute educational materials to support local home fire sprinkler outreach.
In 2009 the State of Texas passed SB1410, legislation prohibiting local jurisdictions from requiring fire sprinklers in homes. “All we can really do at this point is public service announcements and information and bringing to people’s attention,” Kerwood said.
Visit HFSC to obtain information about the Built for Life® Fire Department program