A new 30-second public service announcement encouraging people who are building new homes to ask for home fire sprinklers has been making the rounds on HGTV. The spot, created by the non-profit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, was featured during popular programs like “Property Brothers”, “Curb Appeal”, “Love It or List It”, and “House Hunters International”, and was expected to reach some 32 million viewers with its important message.
“Thinking of building a new home? Now is the time to think about protecting it with fire sprinklers. Nine out of 10 fire deaths happen where you least expect them, at home. And those at greatest risk are children, older adults, and people with disabilities. Despite what you see in the movies, the entire system does not go off; only the sprinkler closest to the fire activates and stops the fire from becoming deadly. If you are building a new home ask for fire sprinklers to protect your family and your home.”
If you’re a homeowner or someone who’s looking to build a new home, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has free online materials to help you understand why fire sprinklers are needed, how they work, and how they are installed.