Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

Our Mission: Safer Stronger Communities - Safe Effective Firefighters.

Benefits of Domestic Sprinklers

Domestic sprinklers provide huge benefits to our communities. The main purpose of sprinkler systems is to control and contain fires throughout a building. In so doing, they protect the premises from the effects of fire and contribute to the safe evacuation of persons from the premises.

  • Sprinklers reduce death and injury from fire
  • Sprinklers reduce the risks to firefighters
  • Sprinklers protect property and heritage
  • Sprinklers reduce the effects of arson
  • Sprinklers reduce the environmental impact of fire
  • Sprinklers reduce fire costs and the disruption to the community and business
  • Sprinklers permit freedoms in design including:
  1. Larger compartment sizes
  2. More open spatial designs
  3. Extending travel distances
  4. Reduced exit door widths
  5. Reducing periods of fire resistance to elements of structure
  6. Reducing space separation constraints, for example, distances between buildings
  7. Reducing design fire size, allowing for alternative smoke management strategies
  8. Overcoming firefighting access constraints
  9. Allowing more flexible building management plans for the end user
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