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Sprinkler Successes in One- and Two-Family Homes

NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative offers a compilation of stories underscoring residential sprinkler successes across North America. These stories document the life-saving capabilities of these systems and serve as testimonies that can effect legislative change.

Automatic sprinklers are highly effective and reliable elements of total system designs for fire protection in buildings. According to the 2009 American Housing Survey, in 2009, 4.6 percent of occupied homes (including multi-unit) had sprinklers, up from 3.9 percent in 2007, and 18.5 percent of occupied home built in the previous four years had sprinklers.

Download an NFPA report on "Sprinkler Successes in One- and Two-Family Homes and Apartments." This compilation of residential sprinkler success stories from across the U.S. documents how tragedy can be avoided via sprinkler system activation.