Sprinklers save lives and protect property from fires.
Compared to properties without automatic extinguishing equipment:
- The death rate per fire in sprinklered homes is lower by 83%
- For most property uses, damage per fire is lower by 34 – 77% in sprinklered properties
Flame damage was confined to the room of origin in 95% of fires in sprinklered properties vs. 73% in fires with no automatic extinguishing equipment.