Here's yet another reason to appreciate one of Texas' most beloved cities: an event earlier this month celebrated the 200th home now equipped with home fire sprinklers thanks to efforts by the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Habitat Austin has been installing sprinklers in new homes for the past decade, making it the second largest group of sprinklered Habitat homes in the world, according to a news release by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).
Habitat didn't complete this feat alone; the organization also received support from the Austin-San Antonio Chapter of SFPE and the Austin Fire Department. The celebration also included a live burn/sprinkler demonstration and the presentation of a $1,000 donation from SFPE to the Habitat chapter. (A similar burn demonstration recently took place in Arlington, Texas, with help from the Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition.)