Only the sprinkler head affected by the fire will activate.
Sprinkler heads are activated by heat only. Smoke without heat will not cause a sprinkler to activate.
Sprinklers cause less damage than the fire itself. A sprinkler will control a fire in its early stages and will use considerably less water than the Fire Department would.
Sprinklers have been in use since the late eighteen hundreds to protect lives and property.
The City of Cottonwood has a sprinkler ordinance in place to protect lives and property in new residential and commercial construction. Please contact the Fire Prevention Division for information on maintenance of your system.