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Residential Sprinkler Systems

The following materials are provided by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) to assist "builders" and "home buyers" with educational resources on the benefits of installing residential (home) fire sprinkler systems.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration and the Center for Disease Control, someone dies in a fire about every two hours in America, and someone is injured every 29 minutes. More than 3,000 people die annually, and 82 percent of these deaths occur in the home. Fire sprinklers are part of the solution, they do make a difference and do save lives.


OSFC Residential Fire Sprinkler Questions and Answers

OSFC Presents Fire Sprinkler

Bucks County Case Studies (PDF)

Dauphin County Case Study (PDF)

Residential Sprinklers ISO Fact Sheet

Prince George's County Report

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is a national, 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused solely on educational outreach. It is the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about residential fire sprinklers.

Communities with Home Fire Sprinklers (Bucks County Report)

Home Fire Video

How a Sprinkler Works Video 

Common Voices

Common Voices is an advocacy coalition for a fire safe America sponsored by the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA).

The advocates that serve as the Coalitions Advisory Committee have all been directly affected by fire. By bringing their voices together, the NFSA hopes to assist the advocates in their quest to ensure that others will not have to deal with similar tragedies. This Coalition strives to make a difference by sharing their stories (see links below) and influence change.

To learn more, visit other links:

U.S Fire Administration
Fire Team USA
National Fire Sprinkler Association
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative 
IRC Sprinkler Coalition