Cost Benefit Analysis
36 pages (9000 words)
The first set of statistics, in great detail, comes from the United States, then UK and Bahrain.
In 1999, in the USA, there were a number of useful changes to the "coding of automatic suppression equipment performance in the NFIRS database" (NFPA, 2003) When "measured by the average number of civilian deaths per thousand fires in 1987 - 1988, the reduction associated with automatic suppression equipment for residential sprinklered homes is a 74% reduction in death rate, which shows that the large impact of sprinklers on life safety also applies where most fire deaths occur." (NFPA, 2003)".