News report: Fire officials urge Texans to get fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on May 24, 2014



A news report on NBCDFW.com features video coverage of the side-by-side home fire sprinkler demonstration held in Arlington, TX, on May 21. 


Reporter Tim Ciesco spoke with Justina Page, a Houston woman who lost her 22-month-old son in a home fire in 1999, and has since become an advocate for sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes. 

"After all the suffering, after all the grieving, and all of the things that we had to go through - losing every single thing we had - it was time to get to work and advocate for those who still have a chance," Page says in the news report. 

The event, held as part of a week-long education program sponsored by the Building Professionals Institute, also featured Texas State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy, who told NBCDFW.com, "People in this day and age, there's no excuse for dying in a fire. We have the technology to overcome it. We've had it for many years. We just need to make sure that people understand why sprinklers are important."