As the ECN Most Qualified Fire-Fighter,(Challenge me, if you think I am wrong), I am getting sick of houses, buildings, burning down, with no sprinkler systems, not even smoke detectors. I am(as most of my affiliates are),sick of putting buildings out, just because some land-lord wants to save a Dollar or two
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green
If I were to build a new home I would have sprinklers installed. I now have smokes in every room, carbon monoxide det, each level, fire ext in kitchen, and a charged garden hose just inside the door to the basement. I am guessing this topic came about because of the RI fire. I was numb watching the video of what happened there. Unbelievable.
Not to far from fire dept but mostly volunteer dept and I have seen how fast a small fire can become a big disaster. I originally was concerned about the christmas tree. A friend lost their home after the lights on the tree malfunctioned and the tree pretty much burst into flames while they were right there. Perhaps there would not be much I could do but it gives me a little more peace of mind.
[This message has been edited by Electricmanscott (edited 03-04-2003).]