Did You Know?
Fires kill more people in the United States every year than all natural disasters combined.
- In 2002, 79% of fires occured in the home, resulting in 2,670 fire deaths.
- Fire sprinklers can save money for developers, builders, homeowners and communities.
- Installing both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system reduces the risk of death in a home fire by 82% (relative to homes that have neither).
- Fire hoses, on average, use more than 8 1/2 times the water that sprinklers do to contain a fire.
For more information on fire sprinklers , visit the following helpful links:
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition: http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/
National Residential Fire Sprinkler Initiative: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/inside-usfa/media/2003releases/03-071503.shtm
U.S. Fire Administration Sprinkler Info: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/public/hfs/spinklers.shtm
You can also watch the presentation below, "A Tale of Two Families", to see how using fire sprinklers can help keep your home safe from fires.