Every year, nearly 350,000 home fires occur, and some 2,500 people die. Fire Prevention Month and Fire Prevention Week present a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of fire, and the tremendous impact fire sprinklers can have to both save lives and protect property.
We’ve dedicated this page to providing useful tips, information, and links from the National Fire Protection Agency and other sources to help keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire.
Fire Sprinklers Save Lives and Property. Fire Sprinklers can reduce the risk of dying in a fire by 80%
Property damage is reduced by 70% when sprinklers are present
Home fire sprinklers can control and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive on the scene
The average cost of installing sprinklers in a new home is only $1.35 per sprinklered square foot (People often pay more per foot for granite countertops)
Most home fires occur between 11 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Only 1/3 of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fire injuries.
Working smoke alarms cut risk of dying in home fires in half.
Fire may spread more quickly in newer homes that have larger open spaces, are built with lightweight construction materials, and contain furniture stuffed with combustible materials — all factors that exacerbate fire spread.
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