Fire Sprinklers in Homes Target Only Where the Flames Are
You've probably seen it in your favorite movie or television show; there's a flame near one fire sprinkler in a building and then the whole building's sprinklers go off, dousing all the characters for comedic or dramatic effect. This, much like running through an airport or physics-defying stunts, is actually not as true to reality as the movies depict. In reality, today's fire sprinkler systems are designed to only go off in the area where a fire occurs. George Saadian, the general manager and lead engineer at Fire Protection Group, Inc., wants everybody to understand this reality when considering the installation of home sprinkler systems.
Of course, many people's fears are that fire alarms will trigger all residential sprinklers in a home, ruining cherished mementos and valuable furniture. This just isn't the case; installed sprinkler systems respond through individually operating sprinkler heads. If a fire goes off in your kitchen, the sprinklers won't go off in your living room. In fact, the sprinklers will typically contain the fire in the originating area, preventing the fire from spreading to other areas of the home.
George Saadian, who has a strong relationship with many past and present firefighters on the Los Angeles Fire Department, also believes in residential fire pump and sprinkler systems because it can protect and save lives of responding fire crews. Home fire sprinklers will stop the spread of a fire as mentioned above, but it can also completely eliminate the fire before the firefighters even get to the scene. This puts their risk—and the further damage to residents and property—at practically none. Consider home sprinkler systems; contact Fire Protection Group, Inc. today to learn more.