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New report now available detailing sprinkler impact on fire injury

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Nov 19, 2012

Sprinkler"Sprinkler Impact on Fire Injury" is a new report from the Fire Protection Research Foundation. It was authored by John R. Hall, Jr., Marty Ahrens, and Ben Evarts of the NFPA. 

Since the widespread introduction of home fire sprinklers, a significant amount of statistical data has been collected and analyzed showing their impact in reducing rates per fire of fire deaths and property damage. However, the same fire statistics until recently did not show reductions in rates of fire injuries associated with home fire sprinklers. This project was initiated to develop better estimates of the impact of home sprinklers on fire injury costs, using a more sophisticated approach which explores the impact of sprinklers on fire size, the impact of fire size on burn and other fire related injury, and then assesses the data available on the costs associated with those injuries.

Download the full report through the Foundation website

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