Sprinkler System

FAQS


Contact Vermont Life Safety’s Office (802) 434 5335, service@vermontlifesafety, or in the contact form below. We will be happy to assist you with any service related issues. If necessary we will send one of our technicians to service your equipment. Below are frequently asked questions related to fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, extinguishers, and suppression systems.

 

+ Do all fire sprinkler heads activate in the event of a fire?

No, each fire sprinkler head can be individually activated when the heat of a flame is present; on average only 1 or 2 sprinklers are activated during a fire thus extinguishing the fire in a matter of seconds. Residential fire sprinklers discharge approximately 12-25 gallons of water per minute versus the fire department's 250-500 gallons a minute.

+ Difference between monitoring of sprinkler and a full fire alarm system?

Based on the type of occupancy where a sprinkler system is required by code, it will also most likley require the sprinkler system to be electrically supervised by a fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is required to send signals to a supervising station, which will then notify first responders. A full fire alarm system including notification appliances in the building to notify the occupants is separately required in the building codes based on occupancy type

 
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