How much do you know about sprinkler systems?
In both the US and the UK the majority of fire deaths and injury occur in the home or place of abode. According to the Nation Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 80% of all fire deaths each year happen in the domestic enviroment. Clearly, to improve overall fire safety there must be better improvements in household fire safety and fire sprinklers have greater documented life safety effectiveness than any other.
A fire can start in any home whether it be newly built or old, bricks or timber. The National Institute of Standards and Technology in the USA (NIST) study's shows that fires at home can become deadly in under 3 minutes. Their research shows that fires today burn faster and kill faster mostly due to the furniture and contents of modern homes being able to burn faster and more profoundly.
Both newly built and old homes collect these more modernized appliances and provide little allowance for success for smoke detectors and alarms. There is less time to get out and this only adds to the need for an effective suppression system like fire sprinklers.
Smoke alarms can provide early warning and it is highly encouraged that every house has a least 1 smoke alarm fitted on every level. In order for smoke alarms to be effective occupants must react fast and get out almost immediately. Children, some older adults and people with disabilities can have difficulty noticing as well as waking to smoke alarms and might have difficulty reacting fast and effectively enough to escape without harm. Their lives depend on halting the fire in its early growth. Your lives could depend on fire sprinklers.