Since Henry Parmalee invented fire sprinklers in 1874 to protect his piano factory, fire sprinklers have been saving property and lives throughout the world. Today, fire sprinklers are required in many commercial and multi-family residential buildings. Fire sprinklers can also be used as an alternative to fire department access and water supply or to provide additional allowances in building construction.
If you are starting a new business or constructing or remodeling a business or home, consider the installation of fire sprinklers. With the installation and maintenance of fire sprinklers, devastating outcomes of fire are greatly reduced. Many fires have destroyed buildings, resulting in a total loss of product, documentation, computers, the building and sometimes lives. It can take a year or two to place the business back in service, and by then, customers have moved on. When fire sprinklers are installed and maintained, fire damaged is greatly reduced, businesses and homes can be back in service the same day, and lives are saved.
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One week, two potential tragedies averted at home thanks to fire sprinklers
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:31:51 GMT
Residential fire sprinklers have been spotlighted twice in a week's span, thanks to two news outlets promoting two activations on opposite sides of the U.S. The first occurred on September 19 in Abingdon, Maryland. According to a news
Home fire claims six family members ranging in age from four to 38
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:44:40 GMT
Photo: GoFundMe The small town of Riddle, Oregon, (population 1,200, according to 2010 U.S. Census data) is mourning the loss of six of their own after a single home fire killed six members of the same family. According to
Insurance council: Consider home fire sprinklers in wildfire-prone areas
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:45:31 GMT
From fireproofing rooftops to keeping lawns hydrated, residents can take simple steps to prepare their home's exterior against the threats of wildfire. (Download NFPA's updated Firewise Toolkit for other easy suggestions.) A trade association
Heater fire dramatically minimized by sprinkler activation
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:35:20 GMT
The hardworking folks over at Clackamas Fire District #1 in Oregon sent us over this brief, but effective, sprinkler save. Earlier this month, a family had accidentally moved a piece of furniture against a wall heater. Since one of the windows