Amid a string of fire deaths and injuries in Texas, fire marshal encourages home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Aug 26, 2014

Texas Fire Sprinkler CoalitionHome fire tragedies in Texas have made some unfortunate headlines this month. First, there was a story of a houseful of young boys who frantically escaped a burning home. One of the boys, a nine year old from Fort Worth, died in the fire despite valiant efforts by local firefighters. One neighbor told the Star-Telegram that "it's one thing to watch a fire on television, but it's another to watch your neighbors trying to save kids in a fire. That's why I'm shaking so much."

More recently, a mother and her five children were all burned in their home following what fire officials believe to be the ignition of a natural gas leak. 

Learn how one Texas fire department is trying to eliminate home fire deaths by visiting the Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.