Set up in 2002, the European Fire Sprinkler Network (EFSN) is open to membership by all those with an interest in improving fire safety through encouraging the fitting of fire sprinkler systems. Its members are drawn from 16 countries and include fire authorities, insurance companies, fire protection associations, fire test laboratories, fire consultancies, sprinkler contractors, sprinkler manufacturers and national sprinkler associations.
The EFSN has Country Managers in France, Germany and the Netherlands, while its Executive Director is based in the UK. Through its Technical Committee the EFSNhas representation on all national, European and international standards bodies relevant to sprinklers. Through all these channels it seeks to raise awareness of the potential fire safety benefits of sprinklers.
Decades of statistics have shown that fire deaths are almost eliminated in buildings fitted with sprinklers, while fire injuries and property losses are reduced by over 80%.