Six special-needs residents of Kingsport, Tennessee, will be receiving the utmost level of protection in their homes. The Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority is in the process of sprinklering two, 2,200-square-foot houses for six residents. Anticipated for completion in October, the sprinklered homes will either completely douse a fire or give these residents enough time to seek safety.
This isn't the first time this Tennessee town has embraced home fire sprinklers. The Skyland Falls Condominiums in Kingsport are fully equipped with these systems. "We haven't had any fires in that community, but if we do, we know sprinklers will take care of it," Barry Brickey, public education officer for the Kingsport Fire Department tells NFPA. "We're excited that others will enjoy the safety benefits of sprinklers."