Residential Fire Sprinklers Saves Lives!
(Info graphic provided by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition)
New Single Family Dwellings
Within Clackamas Fire District #1’s response area, residential fire sprinklers may be recommended in lieu of meeting minimum fire flow requirements or fire department access.
CFD#1 would like to encourage you to install a residential fire sprinkler system in your new single family dwelling.
Please contact the Clackamas Fire District #1-Fire Prevention Division for further questions: 503-742-2660
See NFPA 13D-Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One and Two Family Dwellings for further design requirements:
Residential Fire Sprinklers
All residential fire sprinkler systems shall be designed by a knowledgeable and trained person as approved by local permit authority. NFPA 13D-Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes will guide in determining a sufficient water source. Some circumstances, depending upon your sprinkler water demand, you may be able to use city water supply, stationary water tank or wells.
Manufactures specify that a standard 5/8”x 3/4” water meter will only provide 20 PSI of water pressure. NFPA 13D-Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems In One and Two Family Dwellings requires a two head sprinkler design, meaning, your pressure needed to support that system is 26 PSI. A full 3/4″ water meter is needed to properly support the sprinkler demand.