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Before Your Family Is Toast

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Install home sprinklers before your family is toast

Fire Is Faster than a Speeding Firefighter

From the time you call 911 until the first firefighters are leaving their station, three minutes have passed. In most home fires, the hallways are blocked by deadly smoke and poisons in one or two minutes after a fire has started. Everything in the room where the fire started can be on fire in less than three minutes.



Home Fire Sprinklers Are Faster than a Speeding Fire

Home fire sprinklers are the single most effective way to protect everyone in your home. One sprinkler will control most fires in the first minute, giving everyone more time to escape or keeping them safe from fire and heat until firefighters arrive.

Did you know? Rapid City allows DIY installation of home fire sprinklers? email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 605-394-5233 and ask how to get materials and designs.

Did you know? There are several fire sprinkler companies in town that will install fire sprinklers in your existing home. 

Rapid City has declared May 19 - 25, 2019 Home Fire Sprinkler Week and asks residents to install fire sprinklers in their homes. Learn more about Home Fire Sprinklers here.

Fire sprinklers are like having a firefighter in your home. 



Learn more about the speed of fire here.

Home Fire Sprinklers can be installed in any home, including existing homes, mobile homes, and historical homes. Contact a residential fire sprinkler installer today to discuss your needs. In Rapid City, you can install the system yourself with a free permit and professional plans. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 605-394-5233 to learn more.

Learn more about installing home fire sprinklers at Home Fire Sprinkler Guide

Learn more about Home Fire Sprinklers here.


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Monica Colby

Monica Colby is our Fire and Life Safety Specialist, working in the Fire and Life Safety Division of the Rapid City Fire Department.

[email protected]  605-394-5233 x6108

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