Effectiveness of Sprinklers
If you have a reported fire in your home, the risk of dying decreases by about 80% when sprinklers are present. People in homes with sprinklers are protected against significant property loss. Sprinklers reduce the average property loss by 74%.
Fire model safety codes now require the use of home fire sprinklers in new 1 and 2 family homes. These requirements offer the highest level of safety to protect the people of your community. Home sprinkler systems respond quickly to reduce the heat, flames, and smoke from a fire, giving families valuable time to get to safety.
Roughly 90% of the time just 1 sprinkler operates. Each individual sprinkler is designed and calibrated to go off when it senses a significant heat change. Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water directly on the fire. Visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative website for more information.