09/23/12 238 W - + 3 - 5 Residential Sprinkler System Demonstration in Wake Forest, Friday, Sep. 28

Press release. A demonstration of residential sprinkler systems will be conducted on Friday, September 28, at 9:00 a.m., at 6305 Mountain Oaks Way, Wake Forest, NC. This Raleigh Fire Department and the Stony Hill Fire Department have partnered to conduct this media event. This is a private dwelling with a sprinkler system installed. The purpose of the event is to the educate the public on the benefits of residential sprinkler systems.

Residential sprinkler systems have been proven to reduce fire damage and save lives. Prince Georges County, Maryland conducted a 15 year study on residential sprinkler systems. In the report the total fire damage in sprinklered buildings was $9,983 per incident compared to $49,503 per incident in non-sprinklered buildings. It is also worth noting that 101 fire deaths occurred during the 15 year study, none of which occurred in sprinklered buildings. Read their report.

The United States Fire Administration also endorses residential fire sprinklers. Their statistical analysis shows that dying in a fire is reduced by 69% when sprinklers are installed and when used in conjunction with smoke detectors that reduction increases to 82%. To learn about additional benefits including a reduction in homeowner’s insurance premium for sprinkler systems, visit this web site.

District Chief Tony Bailey(Stony Hill) and Asst. Chief and Fire Marshal Peter Brock (Raleigh) will be available for media interviews at this event. See this document for contact information for Chief Brock.

There are two newer residential houses in Fuquay- Varina that have sprinkler systems. Seeing more and more now.
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