An Oregon couple are the winners of a giveaway being lauded as an effective tactic to promote home fire safety.
Mike and Judy Hall of White City (about four hours south of Portland) were the ecstatic winners of a free, fire sprinkler installation. The contest was made possible by a partnership including the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition and will be used to showcase the benefits of this protection to the public and the media."We are excited to be a partner in this voluntary effort to help raise awareness of this life-saving and affordable technology that has a proven track record,"; said coalition member Chase Browning.
Oregon's Jackson Fire District Three, another partner for the giveaway,backs the installation of home fire sprinklers. In a flyer promoting the contest, it highlightedkey sprinkler data by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.
Also on board for the project was Claudio Alvarez Construction and Pacific Fire Protection.
"We'd like to help educate people that sprinklers are not just for commercial buildings and saving product, but are also for your home and the well-being and safety of your family," says Vern Roberts with Pacific Fire Protection.
The installation is expected to be completed by May. Meanwhile, the homeowners are singing the praises of their home's anticipated addition. "We live in a county which lengthens our emergency response time in the event of a fire," says Judy Hall. "Sprinklers will give us peace of mind knowing we will be able to evacuate safely."