Residential Fire Sprinklers Retrofit Demonstration Project Phase I: Multi-Family Structures [open pdf - 556KB]
"The United States Fire Administration's (USFA) goal is to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries occurring annually in the U.S., particularly among those populations that face disproportionately high risk of death due to fire. They include children, minorities, the elderly, and handicapped persons. The USFA believes that the total number of fire deaths and injuries can be substantially reduced through the application of residential fire suppression systems (including fire sprinklers) in dwellings of all types. Thus, quick response fire sprinkler systems, state-of-the-art in residential fire suppression technology, were the focus of a research partnership between the USFA, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the NAHB National Research Center (Research Center). The goal of the two-phase program was to investigate and document the technical and administrative barriers to retrofitting fire suppression systems in existing buildings that house the targeted groups; and, to contribute to other research on the technical, economic, and policy issues surrounding residential fire suppression."
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