Residential Fire Sprinklers
- A properly designed and installed NFPA 13D residential fire sprinkler system is designed to protect key areas within a residence while providing time for the occupants to safely escape a fire. In most cases if the fire is not fully extinguished it will be contained to the room or area of origin and kept in check until the arrival of fire fighters who will then be able to fully extinguish the fire;
- Automatic fire sprinklers reduce the ability of a fire within a structure to extend into the wildland interface;
- Within mountain communities like Evergreen these systems are supplied by a static water source determined by the sprinkler designer to provide a minimum of 20 minutes of water flow which may also serve to minimize water damage;
- Limited water flow helps to reduce environmental impact from run-off.
Evergreen Fire/Rescue applies the following criteria in determining the need for protection systems within the district:
- All residential structures are required to be protected by NFPA 13D automatic fire sprinklers in compliance with International Wildland Urban Interface Code as adopted by EFPD and application of Jefferson County IBC/IRC Appendix Z.
- Compliant with NFPA 13D (2016 or newer);
- Garages with dwelling units or sleeping areas above must provide protection of the garage space
- Minimum water supply of 20 minutes;
- Notification of activation via external horn/strobe or, when available, integration into a monitored fire alarm system.