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Series of home fires across North America extinguished by fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. What better way to underscore the effectiveness of fire sprinklers than by showcasing the device’s ability to save lives? Our partners and safety advocates across North America graciously send us anecdotes of fire sprinklers in action. Here are some of the more recent sprinkler saves: Maryland Fortunately for the town of Mount Airy, it has had a sprinkler requirement on the books since 2003. The requirement was recently praised when a clothes dryer in one of its homes caught fire. A single sprinkler activated and extinguished most of the fire by the time the fire department reached the laundry room….

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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