03 Apr Residential Fire Protection Sprinklers and You! Posted at 13:13h in Uncategorized by Joe Palmer 1 Comment 0 Likes One of the bigger issues that we as a Fire Service are facing today is the issue of Residential Fire Sprinklers. Every firefighter, rank or pay status not specific, should educate themselves as to the truths around sprinkler systems. The new technology that exists which differentiates these systems from commercial systems, of which firefighters are most familiar, creates a must for the firefighter to get involved and educated on these systems. Flow rates, piping types and sizes, the required water supply rates, and installation / maintenance are very specific to the residential systems. Please take the time to look at several sources: Faces of Fire, SC Residential Sprinkler Coalition facebook and web pages, FireTeamUSA, and Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition sites. The Association is developing a video to aid in the training of fire service personnel and aid in debunking numerous myths and establishing SC truths and examples. Look for this and more soon. Fundamentally, please get involved and educated. The safety of our communities depend upon it.