Contact: Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer
Office - 573-874-7557 Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
The Columbia Fire Department wants the community to know about a new online interactive guide from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) that provides information about home fire sprinklers. The "Ask For Them!" consumer guide is ideal for safety-conscious consumers who are building new homes or are just simply interested in learning about home fire sprinklers.
"When your building your dream home, there are a lot of options to consider. Safety should be at the forefront of those choices," says Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer, Fire Marshal. "Homebuyers need to know to ask for them, and they need to know the facts about fire sprinklers as well as the life-saving benefits."
The new guide available on HFSC's website (www.homefiresprinkler.org/index.php/Consumer/quick-guide.html) explains why it's important to protect your family and your investment with home fire sprinklers. There are 11 brief video segments that answer common questions about home fire sprinklers and debunk the myths. The videos also explain fire sprinkler technology and how it works.
"When a home is built with fire sprinklers, generations of families will be protected by the ultimate fire safety technology," states Fraizer.
The Columbia Fire Departmentis one of 2,500 fire departments nationwide that are designated "Built For Life" Fire Departments by HFSC, thanks to its commitment to making home fire sprinkler education a priority in its public education outreach.
The "Ask For Them" consumer guide was developed by HFSC through partial funding from a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant awarded by the Grant Programs Directorate of FEMA.
For more information about home fire sprinklers and to view the interactive "Ask For Them" consumer guide, please visit www.homefiresprinkler.org/index.php/Consumer/quick-guide.html.