Reasons Why Fire Sprinkler is Mandatory in Family Homes

By: Alan Price

Imagine what it would be like to wake up in the middle of the night and discover your bedroom billowing in smoke. Your hear screams from your children's bedroom. You're groggy having been woken from a deep sleep. The smoke is disorientating you. Panic is setting in as you realise what is happening and you race to find your children.

You reach their room to discover they are not in their beds. The smoke gets denser and you see flames creeping up the walls. Part of your brain is confused because you know you have smoke detectors and they should have alerted you to a possible fire.

This isn't a true story... but it could be. Over 80% of all deaths occur in the home and they could be prevented by using a domestic fire sprinkler. There are no recorded cases of a fatality where a home has uses a fire sprinkler system.

Shockingly, in the UK alone, over 70 people die in homes with smoke detectors fitted. You might wonder how that could be. The most common reasons are a batter that has been removed (it goes off when you burn the toast) or the battery has gone dead is the prime reason. The other reason is poor location of the detector.

By comparison, a home fire sprinkler is on duty 24-hours a day. It is like having a fire-fighter in your home on constant duty. While 72% of fire victims die in the home, children are at particular high risk. Children fall into a deep sleep at night and often die of smoke inhalation without ever being aware of the fire. Often if they do wake up they will run and hide under the bed and in closets. The extra time spent finding them can often be the difference between life and death.

The power of the domestic fire sprinklerlies in the fact that it doesn't false alarms and controls over 99% of all fires within minutes. There is no record of a fatality in a home fitted with a domestic fire sprinkler.

The life saving record of the home fire sprinkler is so compelling that countries all over the world are passing local laws making it mandatory to fit them in new homes. Some regions even make it mandatory to retro fit them into some buildings.

The critical difference between a fire sprinkler in the home and any other form of fire detection is this. A fire sprinkler controls the fire. Smoke alarms and fire alarms only detect the fire... they do not control it. You want to fire sprinkler which will control the fire. Your family and your property deserve to be protected using the 24-hour a day fire sprinkler system.

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