How Home Fire Sprinklers Work

• The sprinkler is just a plug that holds back water in a pipe similar to your other plumbing pipes.


• Heat (not smoke) from a fire will break a glass tube or melt a solder plug which releases the water.


• The water comes out as a spray that covers the area immediately around the sprinkler, putting out the fire.


• Only the one sprinkler closest to the fire opens. All the other sprinklers remain sealed so the water is confined to just the area of the fire. 90% of fires are stopped with just one sprinkler.



Fire sprinklers use far less water than fire hoses. Fire hoses use about 250 gallons of water per minute, on average, to put out a typical house fire. On average, a fire sprinkler will use only 25 gallons of water per minute to put out a fire.



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Burn Ban Info: 425-388-3508






Marysville Fire District
1094 Cedar Avenue
Marysville, WA 98270

(360) 363-8500 

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Marysville Fire District is dedicated to providing quality emergency response and prevention services to the community with integrity, pride, and professionalism. We are  proud to serve the communities of City of Marysville,Tulalip Tribes, Quil Ceda Village, Seven Lakes, and Fire District 12.

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Marysville Fire District
1094 Cedar Ave
Marysville, WA 98270
(360) 363-8500
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