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Home Fire Sprinklers

It's important to help the public understand that home fire sprinklers can prevent fire casualties and devastating home damage by putting out flames quickly. Sprinklers can limit the damage caused by smoke and fire and are less damaging than water damage caused by firefighting hose lines.

Did you know:

Fire sprinklers and smoke alarms reduce the risk of dying in a fire by 82%.

Help increase awareness about the life-saving and financial benefits of home fire sprinklers in your community with these messages and free materials.

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Safer fire service

The risk to firefighters is much less. Sprinklers reduce the heat, flame and smoke from a fire.

Fast response

Home fire sprinklers are more sensitive to heat than those found in businesses or industrial buildings. This means the fire will be detected much sooner.

Can blend with your home decor

You can buy home fire sprinklers in different colors. Some can be installed flush with the ceiling, so you will hardly notice they are there.


Home fire sprinklers only spray when the temperature in the room rises quickly. The sprinkler above the fire is the only one that sprays.

Easy installation

Installing a home sprinkler system in a home under construction or being remodeled requires a little extra piping and labor and greatly increases the safety of residents.

Low water requirement

Home fire sprinklers can be connected to the home water supply. They require less water than business and industrial systems.

Low cost

A sprinkler costs about $1.35 per square foot in a new home. This cost is about the same as upgraded cabinets or carpet.

Lower insurance

Installing a sprinkler system has the potential to lower insurance rates by 5-15% by meeting code requirements.

Social media graphics and stock photos

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Pictographs can help overcome literacy barriers by communicating messages with pictures. Our pictographs will help you to communicate home fire sprinkler messages to high-risk populations.

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sprinkler activated in kitchen
Home fire sprinklers work only where they are needed


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