Don Buckley, with the Utah Fire Sprinkler Coalition came to Wasatch County earlier this week to put on a demonstration about fire suppression sprinklers. We are so thankful to all of those who were able to come out and support Wasatch County Fire District and learn from this great demonstration! For those of you that weren’t able to make it, we have put together a video and some key facts regarding fire sprinklers.
In this video the first 2 minutes shows a room without sprinklers becoming engulfed, the second part of the video shows the room with fire sprinklers and how effectively they suppress the fire. Hope you enjoy!
Fire sprinkler facts and statistics:
*In the event of a house fire you have an average of 3 minutes to get out of the house
*The average time for a room to become fully engulfed is 4 minutes
*The average response time for a fire department is 6-10 minutes (or longer depending on the distance the fire department needs to travel, road conditions, traffic etc..)
*When the room in this demo is engulfed it is about 1,000 degrees
*The #1 cause of death for firefighters is cancer. When materials are burned they release toxic fumes into the air, these toxins get on the firefighters gear and can be breathed in. Fire sprinklers are “green” and help minimize toxin levels.
*If one fire sprinkler is triggered, they don’t all go off. Fire sprinklers are triggered by heat, not smoke, and only the sprinkler in the area of the fire will go off.
*A fire hose puts out 150-250 GPM (gallons per minute), whereas fire sprinklers put out 13-25 GPM, causing much less water damage in a home.
*It takes an average of 6-12 months to be able to live in your home again after a fire.
*The overall cost to put fire sprinklers in a home is about 1%-2% of the cost of the home.
*THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT FIRE SPRINKLERS IS THAT THEY BUY YOU TIME TO GET YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY OUT OF THE HOUSE AND TO SAFETY!!!
FIRE SPRINKLERS SAVE LIVES!!
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