Fire Sprinkler Incentives Offer Developers Cost Savings
Fire sprinkler incentives can provide opportunities to utilize land better by allowing development in areas that cannot otherwise be developed due to terrain or environmental constraints. Incentives can also reduce infrastructure and other construction costs by offering developers reduced street width, increased hydrant spacing and single access points. Incentives also increase profitability by permitting higher density, longer dead end streets and T turnarounds.
Incentives Help Build Fire Safe Communities
Today, fires can become deadly in less than two minutes. Open floor plans, lightweight construction material and the contents in homes made from synthetic materials make home fires fast and deadly. Most fatal home fires happen at night while people are sleeping. The very young, older adults and people with disabilities are at the greatest risk. When a home fire does occur only the sprinkler closest to the fire goes off controlling the fire. Fire sprinklers give the residents time to escape and firefighters time to arrive to fight a much smaller fire.
Sprinklers reduce smoke and toxic fumes meaning less chance of residents being overcome, reduced contamination for firefighters and less exposure to carcinogens