How do automatic fire sprinklers work and can they be installed in a home?

Automatic fire sprinklers are connected to a series of pipes that run through the building's framework. The pipes are connected by control valves to a city or other reliable water supply. When a fire occurs, water automatically discharges through the sprinkler heads to extinguish or control the fire until the fire department arrives. Fire sprinklers are activated from the heat of the fire. Only the sprinklers directly over the fire are activated. Most fires are contained or extinguished with only one or two heads going off. Sprinklers in homes are very effective life safety devices that significantly enhance your chances for survival if there is a fire in your home.

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1. I received an ambulance bill in the mail from the Bedford Fire Department, what do I need to do?
2. How do I get a copy of my ambulance bill, report, or patient record?
3. Why have I not received my bill after using Bedford’s Ambulance Service?
4. I have called Emergicon and did not receive the help I needed, who else can I contact??
5. Does Bedford EMS provide non-emergency transport services?
6. What hospitals will Bedford Fire Department EMS transport to?
7. How do I obtain a fire report?
8. Can I have my child's birthday party at a Fire Station?
9. How do I arrange a tour of a Fire Station?
10. Can I dispose of my medical sharps and unwanted medication at the Fire Department?
11. How do I check my smoke detector?
12. What type and how many smoke detectors should I have in my home?
13. Where can I learn more about Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
14. Can I have a small backyard recreational fire or cooking fire on my property?
15. Are fireworks legal in Bedford?
16. What type of fire extinguisher should I have for my home and how do I refill it?
17. Does the Fire Department fill oxygen bottles?
18. Does the Bedford Fire Department give free blood pressure checks?
19. Does the fire department do child car seat installations or inspections?
20. Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?
21. My child has started several small fire. What can I do to deter him/her from doing this again?
22. Can someone from the Fire Department come to my group to speak about fire safety?
23. Where can someone go to get an interpretation of a Fire Code requirement?
24. How can I report a fire hazard?
25. How do automatic fire sprinklers work and can they be installed in a home?
26. Why does a fire truck respond with the ambulance?
27. Why do we see fire department crews at the store?
28. What should I do when I am driving and an emergency vehicle approaches me?
29. Who do I contact if I have a problem or concern about the service I received?