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How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

Did you know that fire sprinkler systems are designed to be triggered by extremely high heat, not smoke, so there's less chance of false alarms that can lead to and water damage to property? Read on to learn how and why these fire prevention systems work to save lives.

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  • How do dry chemical fire extinguishers work?

    How do dry chemical fire extinguishers work?

    How do multi-class dry chemical fire extinguishers work? What is the dry chemical? See more »

  • How do smoke detectors intercommunicate?

    How do smoke detectors intercommunicate?

    I have several smoke detectors in my house, and recently the battery went dead on one of them. It started chirping, so I took the battery out, only to have the others complain about it. My question is, how do all of the smoke detectors talk to one an See more »

  • How Fire Extinguishers Work

    How Fire Extinguishers Work

    While there's a good chance that your fire extinguisher will sit on the wall for years, collecting dust, it could end up saving your property and even your life. Learn the correct way to use an extinguisher and see what sort of fire suppressant works best on different types of fires. See more »

  • How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

    How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

    Did you know that fire sprinkler systems are designed to be triggered by extremely high heat, not smoke, so there's less chance of false alarms that can lead to and water damage to property? Read on to learn how and why these fire prevention systems work to save lives. See more »

  • How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet before it catches fire?

    How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet before it catches fire?

    Overloaded outlets and poorly made power strips can cause an electrical overload that can ruin your holiday plans. How many plugs does it take to start a fire? See more »

  • How Smoke Detectors Work

    How Smoke Detectors Work

    As the saying goes, "Where there's smoke, there's fire." Smoke detectors are amazing: They're pretty inexpensive, but they save thousands of lives each year. Learn all about nuclear and light-sensing smoke detectors. See more »

  • Why would you throw a fire extinguisher?

    Why would you throw a fire extinguisher?

    The middle of an emergency is a lousy time to realize that fire extinguishers are more than a point-and-shoot proposition. Think you could manage one that you lob at the local inferno? See more »

  • Fire-Safety Tips

    Fire-Safety Tips

    Fires can strike anywhere at any time. Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and detailed escape routes are just a few of the key areas of knowledge for keeping your house fire-free. Follow these fire-safety tips. See more »

  • Quiz: Are your electrical outlets overloaded?

    Quiz: Are your electrical outlets overloaded?

    Overloading electrical outlets can spark fires and be very dangerous. Taking some simple steps to prevent outlet overload can save a lot of damage, not to mention lives. Take this quiz to see if you are overloading your electrical outlets. See more »

  • The Ultimate Fire Extinguisher Quiz

    The Ultimate Fire Extinguisher Quiz

    Having a fire extinguisher handy when you need it may save your life. Find out how fire extinguishers work and how to use them correctly. Our fact-filled quiz will get you started. See more »

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