NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - The national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, working with the Northbridge Fire Department, will host an open house and presentation at 8 Rebecca Lane on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m.
The open house begins at 12:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 1 p.m. to Chris and Amy Murray and their family, who will be moving into a new home protected with a home fire sprinkler system.
The Murray’s 9-year-old sons, Michael an Eric, live with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy that would make it difficult for them and their family to escape a home fire.
Students from the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School spearheaded the community outreach to help build the home and have used the project to advance their career technical and entrepreneurial knowledge.
The home fire sprinkler system was donated by Viking Supply Net. Vixen Fire Protection Service and Scott Henderson, FPE donated the design and Sprinklerfitters UA Local 669 and 550 installed the system.
During the open house, visitors can tour the home to see how the fire sprinkler
system is installed. The presentation will include remarks from State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Northbridge Fire Chief Gary Nestor and Tim Travers, NFPA Fire Sprinkler Specialist Regional Manager on behalf of HFSC.
More than 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home. HFSC is using this open house to help educate about the lifesaving benefits of home fire sprinklers.
HFSC was formed in 1996 to inform the public about the lifesaving value of sprinkler protection in one- and two-family homes. HFSC is a purely educational 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about residential fire sprinklers.
Rebecca Lane is in Camelot Estates which is off of 516 Hill St., Northbridge.
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