Fire sprinkler protection made a key focus of Building Safety Month

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Apr 18, 2014

Building Safety MonthMark your calendars.

This May, the benefits of home fire sprinklers will be presented to a national audience during Building Safety Month, a campaign by the International Code Council that promotes the creation of safe and sustainable structures through the adoption of model building codes. This year's campaign theme is "Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risk."

Backed by President Barack Obama and an array of government officials, the campaign highlights a different area of building safety each week in May. Of particular interest is week one (May 5-11), which underscores residential sprinklers through statistical information on homes fires, safety tidbits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and videos from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC). For example, there's an HFSC video with California State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover on "living with sprinklers."

Check this blog often during Building Safety Month for additional informational bits that might be useful to you.