http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019104456ecc970c-pihttp://www.bobvila.com/articles/465-residential-sprinkler-systems/Bob Vila - the guru of home improvement and renovation - includes an article on his website touting the many benefits of home fire sprinklers and dispelling usual myths.
The article begins by citing the U.S. home fire problem and questioning why this life safety feature is not required for new homes. All national model codes include require fire sprinkler systems in all one- and two-family homes and townhomes, but it is up to states and local jurisdictions to include it in their adopted codes.
Common myths about home sprinkler systems are also cited as reasons that "prevent people from including one in their home;" such as the fear of a " misfiring sprinkler head and the belief that a room fire activates the entire system."
Long admired by many as an expert, his contribution with this article informing a wide range of consumers is vital to raise awarenes on the many benefits that home fire sprinklers provide.