Fire Sprinkler Facts

Safety Facts

  • Fire sprinklers save lives, reduce property loss and can even help cut homeowner insurance premiums.
  • Home fire sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive on the scene.
  • Installing both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system reduces the risk of death in a home by fire by 82%, relative to having neither.
  • Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate spraying water directly on the fire. Ninety percent of fires are contained by the operation of just one sprinkler.
  • Nationally, on average, home fire sprinkler systems add 1% to 1.5% of the total building cost in new construction.
  • Home fire sprinklers use only a fraction of the water used by fire department hoses.
  • The odds of accidental sprinkler discharge due to manufacturing defect are 1 in 16 million.
  • Modern residential sprinklers are inconspicuous and can be mounted flush with walls or ceilings.

Additional Information

For more information on home fire sprinklers, individuals can call 1-877-550-HFSC (4372) or go to the Home Fire Sprinkler website.