Linda Chavis of Lexington, South Carolina, lost her firefighter son in a house fire in 2001. "It is definitely a parent’s worst nightmare to receive a call saying your child has been hurt," she says. "My first thought was no, he’s a fireman. He helps people, he can’t be hurt."
Linda's story is featured as part of NFPA's "Faces of Fire" campaign, a resource developed 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.
"Faces of Fire" is a project of NFPA funded by a Federal Emergency Management Agency Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.