Why am I being told I have to install a Fire Sprinkler System?
The requirements to install a fire sprinkler system are based on several factors that are found in current buildings (as well as buildings being built). These factors include the type of building classification, size of the building, and the contents of the building.

A fire sprinkler system is considered a life safety system. It is designed to operate automatically when a certain amount of heat at the ceiling level activates a sprinkler head and causes water to flow. This water flow will either completely extinguish a fire or hold the fire from progressing further until the fire department can arrive. National Fire Protection Association statistics indicate that in almost all cases, only one or two sprinkler heads activate when a fire actually occurs.

A fire sprinkler system is also one of the two most important fire protection systems that can be installed in a building to protect the contents, inventories, stock, merchandise, tools and equipment, and the lives of those people who work or reside in the building and those who visit the building.

Contrary to the popular TV version of fire sprinklers, the activation of one sprinkler head does not cause all heads to go off and flood a building!

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1. What is a fire inspection?
2. How can I prepare for the inspection?
3. What is the International Fire Code 2012?
4. How often will my business or property be inspected?
5. What if I have a question about the inspection and fire code violations?
6. Why does the city conduct Fire Inspections?
7. A Fire Inspector found a violation of the Fire Code in my building, what must I do?
8. How long do I have to correct the fire code violations noted on an inspection?
9. If I fail to make corrections to a fire code violation, what happens?
10. The Fire Inspector told me that a re-inspection is necessary, why?
11. Can I schedule a Courtesy Inspection or Fire Code Consultation?
12. Why am I being told I have to install a Fire Alarm System?
13. Why am I being told I have to install a Fire Sprinkler System?
14. Is my building is "Grandfathered" from having to meet current codes?
15. How is the occupant load for my building calculated?
16. When do I need a permit?
17. How do I get a permit application?
18. The Fire Inspector told me that a re-inspection is necessary, why?
19. There is a leaking fire hydrant on my street. Who is responsible for repairing it?
20. Why does the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department make so much noise when they respond to a call?
22. Is one smoke detector enough?
23. Where should I install smoke detectors?
24. What type of smoke detectors are there?
25. How do I maintain my smoke detectors?
26. What should I do if I hear a smoke detector's alarm sound?
27. My smoke detector is "chirping". What should I do?
28. Who do I call to complain about tall weeds, fire hazards or abandoned autos?
29. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
30. How come I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?
31. Why do I see firefighters cutting holes in the roof of a building on fire?
32. Who do I call about a fire extinguisher that doesn't work?
33. How can I become a member of the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department?
34. How do I get a copy of a fire incident report from the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department?
35. Where is Deer Park Fire Marshal's Office located?