This might have been prevented if your fire department had applied for a FEMA AFG grant to obtain funding for a SPARKGAP system. The church could have purchased a low cost alarm notification unit that could have notified first responders in the event on unauthorized entry, smoke detection, even tampering with the air conditioner. Within 5 seconds or less, this system can alert church leaders, the local fire department, police department, or all three as applicable.
The entire system would cost the church, school, or business LESS than
the cost of the typical deductible for those who have insurance! The good news is that it's not too late to apply for a FEMA grant to pay for the SPARKGAP system. Click here for more information!