Fire suppression system

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A combination of alarms, detectors and extinguishers that can automatically sense and put out a fire. This can include smoke and flame detectors along with a sprinkler system. Many types of sprinkler systems are available: wet pipe, dry pipe, water mist, and gas flooding.

Synonyms and Related Terms

sytème de lutte contre l'incendie(Fr.);


Resources and Citations

  • Wellheiser and Scott, An Ounce of Prevention : Integrated Disaster Recovery Planning for Archives, Libraries and Records Centres, see Chapter 4, Scarecrow Press, Inc.