• Myths vs facts about home fire sprinklers.

  • When considering home fire sprinkler requirements for your community, it is important to address key myths often raised by sprinkler opponents.

    • the civilian death rate was 81 percent lower in homes with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.
    • the average firefighter injury rate was nearly 80 percent lower when fire sprinklers were present during fires.
    • when sprinklers were present, fires were kept to the room of origin 97 percent of the time.
    • the home fire death rate was 90 percent lower when fire sprinklers and hardwired smoke alarms were present. By comparison, this death rate is only 18 percent lower when battery-powered smoke alarms are present but automatic extinguishing systems weren't.