Building Safety Month kicks off with a week focusing on home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on May 6, 2014

If there was ever a time to tout the benefits of home fire sprinklers, this is it. May marks Building Safety Month, an effort by the International Code Council that promotes the creation of safe and sustainable structures through the adoption of model building codes. President Barack Obama recently signed a proclamation that underscores the significance of this event.

This week's theme, "Keeping Fire in its Place," is of particular interest since it highlights residential sprinklers via a variety of statistics and safety information. Another resource is a video created by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition featuring State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover of California, which mandates  sprinklers in one- and two-family homes.

Watch the following video of Hoover, one of NFPA's Faces of Fire, giving a rundown of sprinkler myths and maintenace.