Automatic Sprinkler System Puts Fire Out Before FD Arrival

Sprinkler puts fire out before fire department arrives (Image)Two people displaced following kitchen fire in apartment in Williamsburg | #ESC_LLC |  #Firefighters said when they arrived on the scene, they found a #kitchen #fire in an apartment unit, that had been put out by the building’s sprinkler system (13newsnow).

John Larkin, Sr. Partner (image)
John Larkin, Sr. Partner

“This is exactly what we strive to do when we install an automatic fire sprinkler system in a building,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio. “We don’t just detect a fire and notify the occupants, FD and the owners, we go one step further by putting that fire out, or at least we want to keep it at bay until firefighters arrive on the scene.”

An automatic fire sprinkler by definition is: “A fire suppression or control device that operates automatically when its heat-activated element is heated to its thermal rating or above, allowing water to discharge over a specified area” (Section 3.3.1 Automatic Sprinkler, NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2007 Edition).

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