When a fire breaks out in your home, your first instinct is probably to call 911.
But the sooner you call, the better.
When the situation escalates, you should be prepared to go into battle with more fire-fighting equipment.
A new study by the Society of Fire Fighting Engineers (SFSE) found that only about 30 percent of homes with a smoke alarm are equipped with a sprinkler system.
The majority of fire fighters are not trained to use a sprinklers system.
“The fact is, many of the firefighters who are trained in using sprinklers are not using them effectively,” said Dan Pritchard, the executive director of the SFSE.
“They’re not putting them out properly and they’re not using it effectively.
They’re just not using the sprinklers.”
So, when the fire breaks, it’s best to call in the emergency services instead.
“There’s a lot of fire fighting that needs to be done in this building,” Pritcher said.
“You have to have an appropriate level of fire suppression and then you have to use the appropriate firefighting equipment.”
Pritchers study found that the majority of firefighters were not trained in sprinkler use, but they are trained to deal with hot and dry conditions.
“When it’s hot and humid, it doesn’t take long for the fire to come through,” Putchchard said.
Pritches study also found that firefighters who have never used a sprinkling system are less likely to use it effectively, which is why they are less effective in protecting their homes.
“It’s really hard to train someone to use sprinklers when you’re not used to it,” Pregman said.
It’s important to remember that if you are not familiar with sprinklers, then you are probably not trained properly.
When you first start using a sprinkles system, the first few times you use it, you’re going to be more concerned about the water, Pritchons study found.
“If you’re new to the concept, you probably don’t know where the water is coming from,” he said.
But when the water starts to boil, it makes the sprinkler more effective.
The sooner you start using sprinkles, the quicker it’s going to reduce your risk of waterborne illness.
“In fact, we found that sprinklers reduce your chances of getting a waterborne infection by nearly 80 percent,” Putchers study said.
And, even if you don’t get a water infection, you are more likely to get burned.
“Even if you’re in the home when a fire starts, you might have a sprinkled floor, you can use it in a fire, or you might use it for your sprinklers,” Prisons study said, adding that sprinkling can reduce heat loss and the risk of fire.
Pregmans study found sprinklers use energy that’s more efficient than the energy used by a fire extinguisher.
That means sprinklers can save firefighters more money and time.
“We found that if they were not equipped with sprinkler systems, the average firefighters salary was $150,000 less than if they had sprinklers in their homes,” Pinsters study found, according to the Associated Press.
And sprinklers don’t work in all homes, so don’t expect to see them on every home.
However, sprinklers do have some advantages over fire extinguishers.
“Somewhat surprisingly, the use of sprinklers was found to be associated with a decrease in injuries to firefighters and the public, which in turn resulted in a reduction in costs for fire departments,” Prysons study concluded.
Pinstchers study also showed that sprinkler users were less likely than non-users to get injured in the line of duty.
Putchchers study also looked at the relationship between the number of sprinkler units and firefighters’ pay.
“This was a very important finding,” Pimmons said.
The more sprinklers you have, the less likely you are to get hurt.
“A lot of the sprinkles in a sprinklemount have to go through a sprinklin’ station and the sprinkling station itself is very much a hazard,” Pimpons study noted.
“So, in fact, you could get into a fire if you go to your sprinkler and you don the sprinklades and the fire will come through.”
But, the sprinklemosters aren’t the only thing that you need to consider.
Pits of sprinkles also save firefighters money.
“Firefighting equipment can save a lot,” Pischers study concluded, according the Associated News.
“Most sprinklers cost about $1,000 and they can save you tens of thousands of dollars in a very short period of time.”
So if you can afford sprinklers and want to save money, consider using them instead of a fire escape or a window cover.
And if you live in an area where you might need to use them, consider getting a sprinkle system. You