Viking Group’s "Sprinkler Saves” blog recently recorded its 500th "sprinkler save.”

The "Sprinkler Saves” blog recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Fire sprinkler success stories from throughout North America are posted daily to the blog. One of the goals is to influence how the media reports on successful sprinkler activations to help the public gain perspective on the value of automatic fire sprinklers in saving lives and property. The 500th blog entry analyzed the 500 "sprinkler saves” and provided statistics such as:

  • 197 (39%) of the 500 saves occurred in residential occupancies
  • 37 occurred in nursing homes or senior living facilities
  • 22 were in hotels/motels
  • The activities of 40 arsonists were foiled due to a successful sprinkler activation.

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