Texas Firefighters Support Residential Sprinkler Legislation

f08At Rich Fire, we’re always trying to spread the word about the importance of fire safety and the need for fire sprinkler systems. More and more often we’ve been seeing efforts around the country to bring fire sprinklers to not only commercial properties, but also residential homes. Recently in Texas a new bill was proposed that would bring fire sprinkler systems to residential high-rise, and it seems local firefighters are in full support of the legislation.

The bill, otherwise known as HB 3089, was proposed by representative Rick Galindo, and it currently has the support of more than 54,000 firefighters both in Texas and nationwide. But what exactly does the bill propose? If passed, it would require that all high-rise residences in Texas to have both fire sprinklers and smoke detectors installed in the buildings.

While this bill obviously does not cover all residential properties throughout the state, it is a good step towards ensuring as many people as possible have a fighting chance in the event of a fire. With an effective sprinkler system in place, the chances of death and serious property damage fall dramatically. If a bill like this can be passed, it will only be a matter of time before we see similar legislation around the country.

What do you think about this bill? Do you hope it gets passed? Let us know what you think, and remember to stay tuned to Rich Fire for more fire sprinkler news and updates from around the country.

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/kingwood/opinion/texas-fire-service-supports-representative-galindo-s-residential-high-rise/article_048850c2-5c45-5b61-a9ce-248858fcbc64.html