Fire sprinklers: Weighing safety with cost
Amando Martinez cuts a piece of pipe that will be used in a commercial fire sprinkler system on Friday morning at Cen-Cal Fire Systems, Inc. The city of Galt is considering an ordinance to make fire sprinklers mandatory in all new homes and businesses. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 10:00 pm
There's little debate that fire sprinklers save lives - you've
got a 97 percent chance of surviving a home inferno if they're
installed, according to a widely reported fire safety
The disagreement, however, is whether sprinklers should be
required in all new homes and businesses. A majority of the Galt
City Council advocated for such an ordinance last month.
Sunday, February 10, 2008 10:00 pm.