New Jersey’s Home Fire Problem & Solution

In 2013, 60 civilians and four firefighters died from fire, with the majority of these deaths occurring in residential settings.

  • Home fire sprinklers can cut the risk of dying from a fire by 80 percent.
  • In the event of a house fire, homeowners can expect financial losses 90 percent lower than those that occur from fires in unsprinklered homes.
  • According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the average cost to install home fire sprinklers in a new home is $1.35 per sprinklered square foot. This is approximately one percent of the value of the home. When the cost is spread over a 30-year mortgage, it comes down to less than the price of a cup of coffee per week.
  • Through the use of trade-ups, developers and builders can achieve reduced construction costs while providing higher value homes for their customers.

The following video produced by the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) showcases the quick intensity of today's home fires and rapid response of home fire sprinklers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=Ua2fqQY-AxQ

Source: The National Fire Protection Association, which is a cooperative partnership advocating installation and proper care of fire sprinkler systems as a highly effective means of helping save lives and property. The Coalition is comprised of local leaders, firemen, contractors, businesses and unionized personnel representing fire sprinkler construction, production, education, distribution and installation.

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