Open spaces, lightweight construction, flammable furniture--oh my! The modern dangers of today's homes

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Feb 20, 2015

Fire hoseAs the size of today's homes continues to grow, so do the number of fire-safety risks associated with these dwellings.

Highlighted in a recent story in North Carolina's The Herald Weekly, the state's fire service has been strategizing how best to protect these large homes if catastrophe occurs. Among the common concerns--larger open floor plans and how fire reacts to lightweight construction materials, to name a few--are limited water supplies and low water pressure.

Learn about the water use of fighting fires with fire hoses vs. sprinklers by visiting the Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.