Mike and Judy Hall (left) were the winners of a free home fire sprinkler installation
A family's newly sprinklered home is the outcome of a unique partnership between the fire service, a sprinkler installer, and a homebuilder.
The installation was free of charge for the Hall family, who had entered a free-sprinkler-giveaway contest earlier this year. Last month, the family opened up their home to the media so the public could get a closer look at fire sprinklers. "We live in a county which lengthens our emergency response time in the event of a fire," contest winner Judy Hall said earlier this year. "Sprinklers will give us peace of mind knowing we will be able to evacuate safely."
Oregon's Jackson County Fire District 3 teamed up with the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition, Claudio Alvarez Construction, and Pacific Fire Protection for the contest, which was launched last year. The contest's partial aim is to educate the public on this life-saving technology and dispel myths on operation.