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Uponor makes available a video highlighting ease of installation and benefits that an NFPA 13D  multipurpose fire safety system offers.


The video features Uponor's AquaSAFE Fire Sprinkler System, however; any multipurpose system that integrates with a home's cold water plumbing provides a cost effective, efficient alternative to stand alone systems.


 

The Fire Protection Research Foundation's Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessmentstudy found that in communities where multipurpose systems are used installation costs in dollars per sprinklered square foot were lower, on average.


 


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According to the report, the Charleston Fire Department said that the resident was cooking when a fire started on the stove. The resident tried to put the fire out with water to no avail. The fire began to spread and triggered the sprinkler system.


When firefighters arrived around 10:20 p.m., they found that the sprinklers had contained the fire to the kitchen.


"The fire sprinkler system is a critical component in the life safety system of this property," said Fire Marshal Mike Julazadeh. "In this case, a single fire sprinkler head operated and controlled the fire event until the fire department could arrive and mitigate any remaining hazards."


Without the fire sprinklers, the fire could have spread to multiple apartments and displaced several families instead of the minimal smoke and fire damage in one kitchen.


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