Sam Davis, president/CEO of Island Harbor Construction in Cape Coral, FL, offers a free fire sprinkler system in all new homes he builds. "Fire sprinklers do save property, but their main function is to save lives," he says. When someone asks him about fire sprinklers he tells them, "You can spend a fortune on appliances, cabinets and granite countertops but those things will do nothing to protect your family against a fire." Mr. Davis says that the benefit to his company is that they are actively promoting a system that will save lives. "I'm waiting for the day, although I hope it never ever happens, that we get a call that one of our systems activates, and if it does, that it saved someone's life. A home fire sprinkler system is well worth the investment."
NFPA's Faces of Fire campaign is a tool to help people and groups across the country promote the use of automatic fire sprinklers in one- and two-family homes. By containing fires before they spread, home fire sprinklers protect lives and property. The personal stories told through the Faces of Fire campaign will show the experiences of those who escaped or lost loved ones in home fires and those whose lives and property were protected by home fire sprinklers.