October 10, 2010 – In an article publish October 9, 2010, Liberty Fire Co.’s President was featured on the front page of the Pottsville Republican in regards to the installation of a residential sprinkler system installed in his new home. The article weighs the pros and cons about new measures leading to more sprinkler system installation in newer construction. An excerpt of the article and Mike’s comments are posted below. Feel free to check out the original article over at the Republican and Herald website.Mike Gossard, president of Schuylkill Haven’s Liberty Hose Company No. 4, recently built a 600-square-foot ranch home off Schuylkill Mountain Road in South Manheim Township.Despite the home being built before the Jan. 1 deadline, he decided to install a sprinkler system anyway, for a very simple reason.”Because I’m a fireman,” Gossard said in an interview Friday. “We don’t live in a place with fire hydrants. I know how difficult it is to get water up to areas that don’t have hydrants.”He said he paid $5,200 for the system. Of that, he said $1,800 went to water pumps and tanks since his home does not have access to municipal water.”If we had municipal water, it would have been cheaper,” Gossard said.Picture Courtesy of the Republican and Herald.