Video: Sprinklers Save Lives – Building More Resilient Communities -

Video: Sprinklers Save Lives – Building More Resilient Communities

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While more common in commercial buildings, fire sprinklers save lives, reduce injuries and minimize property damage at home, too.

Produced in partnership with the National Fire Protection Association, the video explains the truth behind some misconceptions around the use of sprinklers in residential homes. Sprinklers save lives and help keep firefighters safe, particularly in rural communities where response times are longer. We have been working with groups like the NFPA to raise awareness and educate Canadians about what a different sprinklers can make when they’re installed in new homes.

In 2012, we introduced a discount of up to 10 per cent for homes with fires sprinkler systems. According to the NFPA, sprinklers reduce fire-related deaths and injuries by 80 per cent, and reduce damage by 71 per cent. With fires killing 400 people in Canada each year and many more being seriously injured, sprinklers can make a huge difference. That’s why we have called upon governments to make them mandatory in all newly built residential homes in Canada.

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