A report by ABC affiliate WSVN informs that on Monday, April 23rd Island Harbor Construction and firefighters held a side-by-side demonstration to highlight the effectiveness of home fire sprinklers. Cape Coral Fire Department Fire Marshal Alan Carter said; "They are effective, they save lives. Bottom line, they are efficient."
Island Harbor Construction installs fire sprinklers in all new homes it builds and sells. Its website is full of information on the benefits of fire sprinklers. The action by this life safety conscientious builder should be emulated.
Side-by-side demonstrations are an excellent way to raise awareness on the importance of fire sprinklers. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition provides a free side-by-side kit that fire departments and others may use to provide this crucial community education exhibition.
Councilman Chris Chulakes-Leetz says he is currently working to put together a home fire sprinkler ordinance that will require construction to have sprinklers and will also make it cost-affordable for existing homeowners to retrofit their homes as well.