In the parking lot of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, a demonstration offered a reminder of the fire dangers lurking inside your home.
Hosted by the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts, the live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration showed the large crowd at the Foxborough stadium the reason why new homes need this technology.
“Quite frankly, sprinklers buy time, and time buys life,” Dave LaFond, a regional manager for the National Fire Sprinkler Association and member of the Massachusetts coalition, told a local NBC station.
The news story included statements against sprinklers from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts. The group claims hardwired smoke alarms alone are the best defense against fire in new homes. Learn how to counter this claim via the facts found on NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative site.
The event coincided with the 500th meeting of the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts.