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Fire Facts and Benefits of a Fire Sprinkler System

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Learn more about how to protect yourself from a fire and the benefits of a fire sprinkler system.

  • Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours.
  • One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires in the living room, family room or den.
  • Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fire injuries, followed by heating equipment.
  • Smoking materials are the leading cause of home fire deaths.

​Learn more by visiting the Fire Sprinkler Initiative website (a project of the National Fire Protection Association) at