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The evolution of the fire sprinkler

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Contributed by : Walt Beattie

Object # 1124

A look at the history of fire protection through the years involves piecing together the first sprinkler systems, some dating back to the 1800s, and understanding the organizational formations that helped provide the standards we use today. The evolution of different specialized sprinkler heads and systems for specific occupancies have brought a spotlight and responsibility to the field of fire protection.

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