http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef014e88dd3a07970d-pi NFPA has released a new 92-page report that analyzes fires in the United States that involve automatic fire sprinklers. The report, by NFPA’s John R. Hall, Jr., includes statistics on how often sprinklers are reported in fires, by property use, and their estimated impact in reducing the average loss of life and property per fire.
If you follow NFPA, you know that we are advocates for the installation of home fire sprinklers (read more on our Fire Sprinkler Initiative website), and here’s why: fire sprinklers save lives. As outlined in our new sprinkler report, the fire death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was lower by 83% and property damage lower by 71% when wet pipe sprinklers were present versus when no automatic extinguishing equipment was present. Download your free copy of NFPA's sprinkler report.
Wisconsin fire inspector Guy Santelli and his wife are all too familiar with the tragic potential of fires in unsprinklered homes. For them, installing a sprinkler system in their new home was an easy choice: "we put fire sprinkler systems in our new home to protect our children. We want to protect our family the best we can." Watch Mr. Santelli explain his decision to install home fire sprinklers.
NFPA Research Analyst