NFPA’s Fire Analysis and Research Division published a report last October, Sprinkler Successes in Selected Properties, to document successful fire sprinkler activations. The incidents are divided by occupancy group – including one- and two-family homes- showing how sprinklers operate in real fires.
The report contains a collection of previously published incidents, compiled from NFPA’s studies of large-loss fires and the “Firewatch” column from NFPA Journal. It shows that “sprinklers are highly effective, reliable weapons in the fight to save lives and property from fire.”
For additional studies about home fire sprinklers visit the Research/Reports section