Fire Sprinkler Systems Save Lives

Over the course of recent history, lives have been saved time and time again by one of the most innovative systems developed by human beings. Ever since it’s conception in 1874, fire sprinkler systems have doing their job in saving both life and property. Originally used when fires would grow to be catastrophic at the beginning of the 20th century in terms of human and property loss, sprinkler systems were welcomed and instantly reduced loss. The coding standards of today embrace fire safety and would want every new commercial building to install a fire sprinkler system. Coding is usually left to local governments, but after Congress passed “The Hotel and Motel Safety Act (of 1990)” it requires any hotel, motel, meeting hall, or similar structure that is funded by the government, it must meet fire safety requirements.

Every single day there are reports of fire sprinkler systems saving lives across the globe and right here in the United States of America. Let’s take a look at some recent fires in our home state of Ohio to give you a better picture. On June 11, 2015, in Dayton, Standard Register was billowing smoke as a blaze started on the second floor. When fire crews arrived, there was 4 inches of water on the entire second floor! This displays how well these systems actually work, and fire crews had to do minimal work to extinguish the flames. A government office went up in flames in Cleveland back on May 18, 2015, overnight. Sprinklers contained the fire which was centralized to a computer desk, and the damage was so minimal that the building re-opened the next morning!

Examples like this show how effective fire sprinkler systems are, and how they save people from loss of life and property. Business owners should be weary of the risks when they skimp on installing a proper sprinkler system and how much of what they have built can be instantly ruined. Ensure that you are protected like the aforementioned incidents by contacting us today at contact@fireguardllc.net for an estimate or for any questions that you may have!