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Have a favorite movie that gets fire sprinklers all wrong? Tell us

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire Protection Contractor Magazine (FPC) is currently asking its readers to submit titles of movies that perpetuate the longstanding myth that if one fire sprinkler activates, the rest follow. That fact is that these scenes, while trying to up the cinematic drama, aren’t factual in their depiction of sprinklers. In many of these fictional settings, the devices wouldn’t activate this way in the real world. For example, there’s the 1995 movie Hackers, one of the submissions received from FPC. The lead character hacks into his high school’s database and sets a “sprinkler test” during school hours, thereby enacting all sprinkler…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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