Fire Sprinkler Myths

Fact: Sprinklers activate independently; only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate.

Fact: Sprinkler mishaps are generally less likely and less severe than home plumbing system problems.

Fact: A sprinkler flows at 38–98 litres of water per minute. The property loss in a sprinklered home fire is a small fraction of the typical loss in an unsprinklered home fire.

Fact: In the 7-10 minutes an urban fire department needs to respond, an uncontrolled fire can grow and spread throughout the home, causing tremendous smoke and fire.  A sprinkler can detect and activate in a much shorter time, controlling a fire and increasing the time for you to safely escape.

Fact: Smoke alarms are essential in every home. However, they can only detect a fire. Fire sprinklers detect the fire and automatically control it, saving lives and property.