A 28-year-old father and two of his children, ages 5 and 6, died last month in a New Jersey home fire. Reports have indicated that the home did not have any smoke alarms or fire sprinklers--safety features that a local safety advocate says "could have prevented this horrific outcome."
In a letter to The Daily Journal, David Kurasz, executive director of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, also stated that this home fire, like others, proves the randomness of these incidents. "Fire doesn't discriminate," states Kurasz, also a member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition. "It can start anytime, anywhere--and spread within minutes. Take a few minutes this week to learn about fire safety and prevention, and become proactive in helping protect yourself, your family, and your home."
Please follow Kurasz's advice and educate yourself on one of our favorite life-saving devices: home fire sprinklers. Understand the facts found in our new fire sprinkler research report.