When it comes to promoting the power of home fire sprinklers, take a lesson from a dynamic duo in South Carolina. Diane and Les Woods, members of the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition, are likely seen in the vicinity of a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration. To date, the couple has participated in more than 40 of these demonstrations.
"There is nothing better than sprinklers," Diane told The Wilson Times during a recent demo. "Sprinklers are number one. Why residential sprinklers? Because they save lives."
The demo was a component of a seminar underscoring sprinkler inspections, testing, and maintenance. More and more states have been hosting targeted events for sprinkler stakeholder groups with much success. During the recent event, Les Woods wove in other safety messages, including information on smoke alarm placement and escape planning.
Kudos to Diane and Les for consistently attracting the media to their sprinkler demos. Don't forget to create your own using this free resource by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Please invite the media to these events. If unsure of what to say to a reporter, use these talking points created by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.