NFPA report - U.S. Experience with Sprinklers
This NFPA report includes statistics on how often sprinklers are reported in fires, by property use, and their estimated impact in reducing the average loss of life and property per fire.
NFPA fire statistics - U.S. Experience with Sprinklers
Sprinklers are a highly effective and reliable part of a building’s fire protection system. National estimates of reported fires derived from the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and NFPA’s annual fire department experience survey show that in 2010-2014 sprinklers were present in 10% of reported U.S. fires.
New NFPA report on fire sprinklers further illuminates technology's life-saving abilities
Now, there's even more data to support the stance that fire sprinklers should be a staple in all new homes.
NFPA's new report, "U.S. Experience With Sprinklers," sheds light on fire sprinkler operation during home fires and the loss mitigated by this…
In same state, home fire kills five children while fire sprinklers save family in separate incident
Five children lost their lives during a Greensboro, North Carolina, residential fire this month. News reports state that the two boys and three girls, ranging in age from 18 months to nine years old, were refugees from the Democratic…
The biggest problem with fire sprinklers? Not enough places have them. | NFPA
The recently published 2021 edition of the NFPA US Experience with Sprinklers report shows that properties with sprinklers have lower rates of fire deaths and injuries. In most occupancies, property loss is also reduced.
From 2015 to 2019, local fire…
Deadly home fires
Home is the place people feel safest from fire, but it’s actually the place they’re at greatest risk. Approximately 80% of all U.S. fire deaths occur in the home; an average of seven people die in home fires every day.
Plus, today’s homes burn faster…
NFPA lauds passage of tax reform bill allowing the incentivizing of fire sprinkler installations
NFPA praises the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which offers significant incentives for fire sprinkler installation.
“Our research time and again stresses the life-saving importance of fire sprinkler protection,” says NFPA President Jim…
NFPA - Home fire sprinklers
Home fire sprinklers can dramatically reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire. Properly installed and maintained fire sprinklers help save lives. Fire sprinklers have been around for more than a century, protecting commercial and industrial properties and public buildings. What many people don't realize is that the same life-saving technology is also available for homes, where roughly 80 percent of all civilian fire deaths occur.
Fire Sprinkler Side-by-Side Burn Brings Reality Closer to Home with New Virtual Reality Video | NFPA
I did not truly understand just how effective fire sprinklers were until I saw the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s (HFSC) virtual reality live fire video demonstration. I have interned at NFPA for a few months, so I knew going in that fire sprinklers are…
NFPA reports - Suppression
Active suppression can prevent a small fire from growing into a big fire. We research the performance of suppression systems so you have the latest knowledge to design and maintain solutions that perform as intended.
US Fire Loss in 2021 NFPA
US Fire Loss in 2021
Last year, home fires accounted for more than half of the nation’s direct property damage due to fire
BY SHELBY HALL AND BEN EVARTS
In 2021, local fire departments responded to an estimated 1.35 million fires in the…