In a large, fast moving fire people often do not know which way to go and may not be able to use hose reels or fire extinguishers. Sprinklers are completely [...]
Most sprinkler systems are very simple. There are normally no moving parts to fail. The pipes are full of water, usually from the mains. The sprinklers over the fire burst [...]
Reports of water damage from fires in buildings with sprinklers are often exaggerated. Only the sprinklers over a fire open. All the others stay shut. A sprinkler opening by accident [...]
Apart from explosions there have never been multiple fatalities in a fully sprinklered building in the United Kingdom. This is a record no other fire system can match.