Who invented fire sprinklers?

Answer British inventor John Carey is credited with the invention of automatic fire sprinklers in 1806. Carey's system was comprised of a pipe with several valves held by counterweights attached by string... Read More »

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What oil is used in fire sprinklers?

Most fire sprinklers are triggered by a tube filled with glycerin, which is a liquid made from water and fats from vegetable oil. The glycerin expands when heated, so when the temperature reaches a... Read More »

When are fire sprinklers required?

The federal government has left it to various state and local jurisdictions to regulate fire sprinklers. San Clemente, California, for example, requires all new residential structures to have spri... Read More »

Is a property owner liable to others if there is fire on the owned property and the automatic sprinklers activate and cause water damage to the property of others?

It depends on how the lease is written. You may be liable if the damage was done as a result of actions caused by the landlord, and as such the landlord is responsible for the sprinkler system. How... Read More »

Who invented the first fire station?

On January 27, 1678, twelve men, led by Thomas Atkins comprised the first fire engine company. Years later, Benjamin Franklin would establish the first volunteer fire department in Philadelphia , t... Read More »