2738643_SAt Davis Ulmer Sprinkler Company, we strive to provide our clients with as many resources as possible when it comes to preventing and putting out fires. We believe that knowledge is power, and learning and understanding as much as possible about fire could help you better protect yourself and others in your home or business. The following are some interesting and little known facts about fire that we think you should know.

One of the most important facts to understand about fire is that it is not a thing. Rather, it is an event. Fire is the result of volatile vapors combusting with oxygen which results in gas that heats up the fuel, which in turn releases even more of the vapors that started the fire in the first place. Because of this, the event of fire is a cycle that most often that needs to be stopped, because otherwise it will continue to grow.


Speaking of which, did you know that the average size of a house fire doubles every minute? This means that even the smallest of fires can quickly consume an entire property in less than an hour. This is why it’s so important to act quickly and get to safety when a fire starts.

Finally, the color of a fire is directly related to how much oxygen is fueling the flames. For example, a fire with a low amount of oxygen will typically be yellow, while one that is high-oxygen is closer to blue.

There is so much more to learn about fire, and we’re here to provide you with as much information as possible. Stay tuned for more facts, news, and updates related to fire and fire safety!

Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler Company is your local fire protection contractor based out of New York.  We design, install, and service fire protection equipment for a variety of industries.  We have been in the fire protection business for over 70 years and would love to show you what we can offer to you for fire protection.  Contact us today to find out more!