Four fire deaths in one weekend incite a push for residential sprinklers by a local fire inspector

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Apr 24, 2014

South Carolina Fire Sprinkler CoalitionA South Carolina fire inspector is not keeping quiet after two residential fires claimed the lives of four people over one weekend. Both incidents occurred within South Carolina's Grand Strand section, one at a condo unit and the other at a single-family home. Both structures lacked sprinklers.

"They would have had water flowing," Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Inspector Gary Mocarski recently told WPDE NewsChannel 15. "They would have had a fire sprinkler going off and increase their chances of survival or at least their chances of staying put until they were rescued."

For more information on this story, check out NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.