Residential Fire Sprinklers Saves Lives!

(Info graphic provided by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition)


How are Homes Getting Built with Residential Fire Sprinklers?

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:

Common Questions

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.