"Down here [in Florida], building codes protect our homes so a hurricane doesn’t blow them down, but we don’t do much to protect people against fire," homebuilder Sam Davis tells NFPA Journal in the latest issue. This rationale has prompted Davis to install home fire sprinklers in his homes--free of charge.
His actions have made Davis one of NFPA's newest Faces of Fire, a component of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative that uses testimony from individuals affected by fire to promote sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings. Davis also sits on a special committee in his town that advocates for an ordinance mandating sprinkler installation in accordance with NFPA 13D: Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.
View the video clip of Davis for more information, and check out the January/February edition of NFPA Journal for other In A Flash stories, including deaths related to generator use during Superstorm Sandy and a record-setting factory fire in Bangladesh.