Slideshow: home fire sprinklers offer financial and environmental benefits

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jul 22, 2011

The water usage and water performance usage study conducted by NFPA's Fire Protection Research Foundation found that the amount of water used in fighting fires in homes without fire sprinkler systems can be many times higher than the amount discharged by a fire sprinkler system with a 10 minute operation.

In addition to saving lives and property, sprinklers have added environmental benefits, including water conservation and the potential to reduce water infrastructure demands in communities. There are also financial incentives provided to homeowners, developers and builders. 

With research-based facts such as these, the benefits of a fire sprinkler requirement are indisputable. 

 - Karen Wallingford