In recent weeks, the city of Glendale, Arizona, has experienced a significant amount of fire sprinkler saves. These fires were extinguished in residences and other sprinklered settings, prompting the Glendale Fire Department to praise this technology.
"Because we have seen such a large amount of fires that have been controlled effectively by sprinklers we wanted to remind the public what a valuable tool they really are," the department stated in a recent news release. "Thanks to these systems being tested and working properly, not only was property saved but so were lives."
The department highlighted NFPA's key statistics on fire sprinklers, including the fact that the home fire death rate was 90 percent lower when fire sprinklers and hardwired smoke alarms were present. Glendale also encouraged the public to ensure fire sprinklers are in good working order. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has outlined these simple steps for homeowners.
"[We] would like to thank the home and business owners that are taking the extra step to protect their property by installing these sprinkler systems," states the news release.
Nearby Scottsdale, Arizona, has also benefited from fire sprinkler protection following the passage of a home ordinance more than 30 years. Watch this video to learn more: