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Sprinklers as effective safety equipment in managing fires

Posted on January 1, 2015 2:29 pm under Premises Liability

A wet pipe sprinkling system is a system of water pipes with sprinklers attached to it. It is designed to respond in a fire situation by releasing water after detecting heat. Wet pipe sprinkling systems is considered among the fire safety equipment effective at averting fire situations and preventing fire injuries and deaths. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) stated that wet pipe sprinkling systems are known to lower the incidents of fire-related deaths by as much as 82%.

Although sprinklers are gaining in popularity among many establishments, such as high-rise apartments, factories, hotels, motels, dormitories, barracks, and passenger terminals, sprinklers are still not used in many properties in the U.S., particularly stores, offices, educational establishments, public assembly facilities, and residential homes.

Fire injuries and deaths can happen when property owners and managers fail to put in place fire safety measures to protect lives. If you have been involved in a fire accident due to a property owner’s negligence, seek the help of our premises liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, who know well how to advocate for your legal rights. To learn more about your legal options, call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.