The U.S. Fire Administration's research in home fire sprinkler systems successfully focused on systems that would be low cost, fast acting and reliable. As a result, residential fire sprinklers have gained increased acceptance.
In November 1980, the National Fire Protection Association adopted the NFPA 13D Residential Sprinkler installation standard. The standard is based on technical data from the comprehensive full-scale fire tests, which were sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration.
Dedicated to reducing this Nation's staggering loss of life and property caused by fire, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Fire Administration has joined with private industry and the fire service to advance the development of residential sprinklers. Since 1976, the Fire Administration has promoted research studies, development and testing, and demonstrations of residential sprinkler systems.
Working with the U.S. Fire Administration are:
American Fire Sprinkler Association
Center for Campus Fire Safety
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Factory Mutual Research
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
Home Safety Council
International Association of Fire Chiefs
NIST/Center for Fire Research
National Association of State Fire Marshals
National Electrical Manufactures Association
National Fire Protection Association
National Fire Sprinkler Association
Operation Life Safety
Polyurethane Foam Association
Sleep Products Safety Council
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
University of Maryland
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
And many others