Fire District 3 Giving Away $10k In-Home Sprinkler System
Fire District 3 is hosting their first ever in-home sprinkler giveaway for residents in the Fire District 3 service area. Alvarez Construction and Pacific Fire Protection are collaborating on the project to make one lucky resident’s home safer against the threat of fire. The application process is open now, and a winner will be announced on February 1, 2016.
The purpose of the giveaway is to enhance the overall fire safety of a residence, to minimize the direct and indirect impact of a residential house fire, allow adequate time for occupants to escape and to help educate the public on the benefits of residential fire suppression sprinkler systems.
Fire District 3 encourages residential fire sprinkler systems due to their ability to react quickly and dramatically reduce the spread of heat, flames and smoke in the home. According to the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition:
· If you have a fire in your home, the risk of dying decreases by about 80 percent when sprinklers are present
· Sprinklers reduce direct property damage by about 70 percent per fire
· Each individual sprinkler is designed and calibrated to go off when it reaches a predetermined temperature
· Typically only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate and spray water.
The final awardee will receive the complete design and installation of a residential fire sprinkler system, in accordance with national standards, in a single family residence. Applications must be submitted via the websites, http://www.jcfd3.com/?wpfb_dl=340, in- person, or by mail at 8383 Agate Rd, White City, Oregon 97503.
For more information about the application process, please visit, http://www.jcfd3.com/?wpfb_dl=341 or call 541-826-7100.