In 2014, South Carolina had the fifth highest number of fire deaths per capita in the nation, according to a recent TV report. Moreover, there have been 300 fire deaths in the state since 2007. Outraged by these figures, fire safety advocates in South Carolina aren't taking these statistics lying down.
The South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition recently positioned itself in front of TV cameras to promote a proven cure to their state's fire problem. First, they organized a live burn/sprinkler demonstration earlier this month, which got the attention of both the public and TV media. The demonstrations "are meant to show people the power of fire, but even a better and bigger power: the power of a residential sprinkler head," coalition member Diane Woods told a local Fox affiliate.
They didn't stop there. Find out what else the coalition has been up to by visiting the Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.