Research that provides a foundation for the use of home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 5, 2010

Over the past year and a half, the Fire Protection Research Foundation has conducted four research projects designed to provide data to support the installation of sprinklers in new single-family homes. The projects are varied and funded by different groups, but they share the Foundation’s research process, including a strong tie to users. These projects, together with studies conducted by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and others, provide a solid foundation for the continued and widespread installation of home fire sprinklers. The projects focus on:

  • home fire sprinkler incentives
  • spacing requirements for sprinklers on sloped ceilings
  • residential water meters and home fire sprinklers
  • antifreeze in home fire sprinkler systems

Read Kathleen Almand's latest column in NFPA Journal for more information and a link to each of these reports.