What are fire sprinklers and how do they work?

Fire sprinklers are used together with a water supply and piping to provide an adequate quantity and pressure of water (an extinguishing agent) to a fire. The fine spray of water is applied earlier than hose streams from responding fire engine companies, which allows occupants more time to escape, protects a building, and reduces fire or water damage to building contents and to surrounding structures.

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1. What are fire sprinklers and how do they work?
2. Can the fire sprinklers go off by accident?
3. If one sprinkler goes off, don't they all go off?
4. Why do I need fire sprinklers if I have a smoke detector?
5. Do Fire Sprinklers help with my insurance?