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Village of Park Forest - Fire News

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Saving lives in today's home fires

If you are building a new home, have you ever stopped to think about how safe it would be in the event of a fire? If your home doesn't include fire sprinklers, the answer is simple: it's not safe enough.

Due to the construction and open designs of today's new homes, along with their synthetic furnishings and contents, home fires are burning hotter and faster than ever before. You may have less than three minutes to get your family out of the home.

Why even risk the potential of such loss when fire sprinklers are available for homes?

Fire sprinklers are individually activated by heat, so they will not all activate at once. Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate. And smoke from burnt toast cannot activate them. Sprinklers limit damage to a single area, prevent release of deadly smoke and toxins, and allow residents to safely escape.

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This message provided by the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

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