Eight out of 10 fire deaths in the U.S. occur in the home
Home fire sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive on the scene.
Installing both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system reduces the risk of death in a home by fire by 82%, relative to having neither.
Home sprinklers are cost-effective, especially during new construction. Often they add, only 1 to 1 1/2% to the total building cost.
Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate spraying water directly on the fire. Ninety percent of fires are contained by the operation of just one sprinkler.
Nationwide, more than 4,000 people die in fires each year.
Home fire sprinklers use only a fraction of the water used by fire department hoses.
The odds of accidental sprinkler discharge due to manufacturing defect are 1 in 16 million.
Modern residential sprinklers are inconspicuous and can be mounted flush with walls or ceilings.
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