AFD demonstrates importance of fire sprinklers

(Jessica Lang / KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Saturday, the Austin Fire Department demonstrated how important fire sprinklers are in homes.

AFD was on hand to help Austin Habitat for Humanity celebrate the completion of their 200th home built with fire sprinklers.

If a fire flared up in your home, firefighters say they could help save your life.

“It suppresses the fire enough where it might completely put out the fire or at least keep it in check enough where it’s survivable conditions inside the room until the fire department can get on scene,” AFD firefighter Adam Torres said.

AFD says a working smoke alarm is the easiest way to protect yourself in case of fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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