When considering home fire sprinkler requirements it is important to address key myths often raised by sprinkler opponents. The fact is, because automatic sprinkler systems have been commonly used in structures for many years, the evidence is clear that such systems are a proven way to protect lives and property against fires. Sprinklers also respond quickly and effectively to the presence of a nearby fire, and function well, without creating problems for homeowners. Take a moment to read this handout on Sprinkler Myths and Facts that addresses common myths surrounding sprinklers so you know the facts.
The video below shows the dramatic difference sprinklers make during fire.