Firefighters install sprinkler systems in Habitat for Humanity homes

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington firefighters teamed up with the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and Fire Technologies Inc. to install several fire sprinkler systems.

Crews installed the systems in a neighborhood off of Price's Lane.  Supplies and installations were given to the families free of charge.

Experts say installing a home sprinkler system along with smoke alarms can increase your chances of survival in a fire by 82%.

Firefighters hope installing sprinklers will become a part of every homeowner's house.

"Your homeowners insurance can be reduced by 10% for having house sprinklers," said Wilmington Fire Chief Frank Blackley.

Installing sprinklers in a home costs from $1,000 - $1,500.

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