Exciting news rang through Cheyenne, Wyoming last month when the first single-family home constructed with residential fire sprinklers was inspected. The project was a joint effort between public and private partners, including the builder and contractors, and sets a new level of safety in the community.
Today’s modern home furnishings, popular open spaces, and unprotected lightweight construction contribute to an increased rate at which home fires burn, causing significant reduction in the time occupants now have to safely escape. Activating within minutes of a fire, sprinklers work fast to put out a fire before the fire department arrives and allows families the time they need to safely escape.
According to Wyoming News Now, the residents in Cheyenne’s Sweetgrass development recognize the importance of residential home fire sprinklers and believe this event marks an important step forward in the safety of their community.
Learn more about home fire sprinklers by visiting the NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative and Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) websites. Get to know the Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition by visiting their page on our website.