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U.S. Experience with Sprinklers and Other Automatic Fire Extinguishing Equipment

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[...] * 93 percent of fatalities in home fires with wet-pipe sprinkler operation were located in the area of fire origin, where they could have suffered fatal injuries before sprinkler activation, compared to 53 percent of fatal home fire victims in general; * 30 percent of fatalities in home fires with wet-pipe sprinkler operation had their clothing on fire, compared to 7 percent of fatal home fire victims in general; * 50 percent of fatalities in home fires with wet-pipe sprinkler operation were age 65 or older, compared to 28 percent of fatal home fire victims in general; and * 37 percent of fatalities in home fires with wet-pipe sprinkler operation returned to the fire after escaping, compared to 19 percent of fatal home fire victims in general.

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