Fire sprinklers reliability higher, says NFPA report

November 2005
Fire Engineering;Nov2005, Vol. 158 Issue 11, p60
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The article presents information on the report titled "U.S. Experience With Sprinklers and Other Fire Extinguishing Equipment;" submitted by the National Fire Protection Association in the U.S. The report states that fire sprinklers can reduce the chances of dying in a fire by 50 percent to 75 percent. It also indicates that nearly all sprinkler failures involve errors of human judgment. Sprinklers are present in less than 1 percent of the fires reported in one-and two-family dwellings and in less than 8 percent of reported fires in apartments.


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