Everyone Goes Home®
Les and Diane Woods in their fire-sprinklered home in Tega Cay, SC. Les Woods is a Resident Fire Marshal and Division Chief with the Tega Cay Volunteer Fire Department. Lt. Diane Woods is Fire Prevention Officer for the department.
“We’re firefighters, but we like having
a firefighter in every room of the house.”
With 73 years in the fire service between them, Les and Diane Woods understand the dangers of home fires to both civilians and responders. They’ve launched an ambitious educational strategy that already includes more than 60 public home fire sprinkler demonstrations across the southeast, and numerous fire service trainings. “We’re trying to educate as many people as possible,” Les says. They take their advocacy seriously and say they will never live in an unsprinklered home. In fact, they were the first in their county to install fire sprinklers in their own home. “We had to walk the walk and talk the talk,” Diane says. “It’s so much a part of our hearts and passion.”
Home fire sprinklers mean less exposure for firefighters and fire investigators. Make them part of your community risk reduction plan.
Dennis Compton, Chairman of the Board, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, discusses the role of home fire sprinklers in protecting the health and lives of firefighters.
Home fire sprinklers are an essential part of Community Risk Reduction including protecting firefighters.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation calls for greater advocacy of installed home fire sprinklers in their Firefighter Life Safety Initiative 15 as a method to protect both the public and firefighters.
The safest fires are the ones that never happened. Home fire sprinklers stop fires before they can grow.