Statics show that most home fires occur in the home. Yet it is still not uncommon to find many homes still without the protection of at least one working smoke detector. For whatever the reasoning maybe some people still don't get the importance of keeping safe in their homes. Yet they can spend hundreds of dollars on non essential things such as a designer handbag or maybe a pair of Air Jordans. Mixed-up priorities I presume.
I am trying to understand why, in todays society, people are still resistant and quite frankly, reluctant to install a sprinkler system within their business. You talk about the cost factor involved with installation. How about the cost factor involved with not installing them? What is the cost factor for losing "one" life! Or the cost of rebuilding in today economy? Or the cost factor involved in losing economic revenue from all those employees, purveyors, and other intangible factor that could be out of a job because your business wasn't protected by a sprinkler system? How much more of an economic impact would that have upon the community? Or how about the possibly loss of life of a first responder who may risk their live to save your business? Or the economic stress that could occur if all the contaminated water run-off used to suppress the fire within your business, came in contact with your local water supply? Or if the dangerous particle of smoke and gases were released into the air that we breath? I could go on but I hope that maybe some of you see the light.
While Fire Marshals maybe the person who goes to your local schools and teaches your children how to stop, drop, roll and cover your face, or they maybe even the person who teaches you CPR, or community firefighting, or they may even be the local boys and girl scout pack leader, whatever or whoever they are they are, most of you all trust these people each and everyday to keep you safe! They maybe the ones you call mom, dad, uncle, auntie, grandma, grandpa, brother, sister, sir or madam remember they too are members of your community sworn to protect life and property! They go and do what most of you chose not to go, not only in a burning building but also behind a set of code books!
Be reasonable and educate others in your decision which involves your community. Look at all the factors, principles and stakeholders but remember to blame no one but yourself if this new sprinkler requirement isn't passed and someone loses a life! Fire Marshal are sworn to protect the community sometimes their decision may effect us directly but most of the time there is a method behind the reasoning on why things must be.