Fire Sprinklers Save Lives Everywhere 2018-03-09T20:35:32+00:00

Fire sprinklers are the single most effective way to stop fires anywhere. There are systems for large commercial buildings, high-rises, existing structures, campus housing, apartment buildings and single-family homes.

The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association is here to help consumers, fire service professionals and builders to understand and benefit from fire sprinklers.

Waukesha Fire Department Uses Real-Life Apartment Fires to Show Benefits of Fire Sprinklers

The City of Waukesha understands the life- and property-saving benefits of fire sprinklers. Waukesha adopted an ordinance in 2002 that requires all new residential buildings with three or more units to include sprinkler systems. The Waukesha Fire Department effectively used photos and facts from two similar fires in multi-family apartment buildings to show the benefits of fire sprinklers. Both fires were caused by smoking material. The first occurred in March in a building protected with fire sprinklers. The second fire occurred last month in a building without fire sprinklers. The photos show the dramatic difference, as the sprinklers prevented the fire from spreading. Occupants were allowed back into their apartments in just a few hours. The fire extinguished by [...]