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Living Room Fire

Living Room Fire

"In 1996, more than 3,000 people in the United States died due to fires in their homes. Residential fire sprinkler systems have proven themselves to be effective life safety systems. BFRL, with support from the U. S. Fire Administration, conducted experiments to quantify the effectiveness of residential sprinkler systems designed in accordance with NFPA 13D. An example of these experiments is the following comparison of a "living room" fire, with and without residential sprinklers. Two rooms, each 3.7m (12 ft) X 2.4m (8 ft) high, were built in the Large Fire Research Facility at NIST. Both of the "living rooms" were furnished with a sofa, love seat, end table, lamp and carpeting. Room A had a smoke detector installed and Room B had both a smoke detector and a residential sprinkler system."


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