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Fire Fighting Pumps For Your Farm, Camp or Cottage!

Roof Top Sprinkler Systems

Roof-Top Sprinkler Systems

FACT: In the face of an advancing wildfire, a structure with a properly implemented FireSmart Program in combination with an operational exterior rooftop sprinkler system, has a survival probability of above 90%.

      Sprinklers are one of the oldest methods but one of the newest technologies in wildfire control and property fire protection in wildland areas. Unlike the sprinkler systems found inside buildings, these outdoor units are not intended to put out a fire. Instead, they work in the following manner:

  • Sprinklers are used to thoroughly wet down an area. This results in combustibles (buildings and landscape) being much less likely to ignite due to flying embers and the intense heat of a nearby fire.
  • The soaked landscape releases moisture into the air. This lowers the ambient temperature and increases the humidity level of the immediate area. These effects extend some distance above ground level. The result is that the advancing wildfire will tend to be deflected by this less supportive environmental pocket and pass by the protected property.
  • Sprinklers are most effective when in continual operation for 2 or more hours prior to the arrival of the fire. However, any operational time, even as little as an hour, will increase chances of a successful defence of the property.

This approach has proven to be highly effective with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources being internationally recognized as leaders in the area. When Ontario is sends forestfire fighting personnel to other provinces or countries, sprinkler crews make up a significant component of the team.

Cottage with sprinklers
Photo: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

British Columbia 2003 -- After the fire
After the fire

Various components are available to provide you with complete protection including:

  • Individual sprinkler heads
  • Fascia sprinkler mounts
  • Stake/spike sprinkler -- attach to roof, poles, trees, etc.
  • Fire Pump packages to supply sprinklers

A rooftop sprinkler system is not just for fire protection. Because it is designed to provide gentle water distribution over a large area, it is a perfect means of keeping your landscape green and lush. On a hot summer day, it will even provide natural cooling - no need for an air conditioning system. Not only will your surroundings look attractive (when everything around you is dried and brown) but it will be fire safe.

Take a look at Protect Your Home From Wildfire (2 pages, 1196 KB) -- a brochure from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Another reference — Wildfire Water Pumping and Sprinkler System Handbook, 2nd Edition (31 pages, 2,182 KB) by Jason Gogal, P.Eng.

View sprinkler installation Case Study #1
View sprinkler installation Case Study #2

Planning For Build or Renovate???

Did You Know That ...

  • In a wildfire event, most structures are lost due to ignition by flying embers. You don't have to lose your building.
  • Exterior sprinklers have better than a 90% success rate in saving structures in wildfires.
  • Firefighters will make a greater effort to save a property which the owner has taken obvious steps to make firesafe.
  • What happens during the first 10 minutes of a fire usually determines the outcome.
  • Your cottage sauna has the highest fire risk — followed by your boathouse.


Exterior Sprinklers

All of our sprinkler heads offer the following features:
  • Heavy duty brass construction
  • Extra large body & barrel
  • Stainless steel springs & fulcrum pin
  • Dual nozzle ports
  • Low angle to fight strong wind conditions
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Built to last

Fascia Mounting Bracket

Fascia Mount

Designed primarily for attachment to a vertical surface such as a roof fascia, to support 1 sprinkler head. Bracket backplate is 8" by 5" by 3/16" aluminum plate welded to 3/4" NPT threaded tube on a 1.25" offset. Mounting plate has 4 pre-drilled holes. Additional mounting holes can be easily be field drilled for precise placement. Bracket plate can be trimmed for custom fit.
Note: "Bracket only" does not include brass fittings.

AFMB8 Fascia Mounting Bracket $99.00Cdn Qty:

Fascia Mount Sprinkler Assembly

Fascia Mount Sprinkler Assembly

A commercial sprinkler head (WadeRain) plus a fascia mounting bracket for attachment to a vertical surface such as a gable-end at roof peak. Sprinkler is of brass and stainless steel construction with a performance rating of 60 ft. radius and 17.6 gpm at 60 psi. Female garden hose fitting is standard on assembly unit.

AFMSP8 Fascia Mount Sprinkler Assembly $155.00Cdn
incl. #ASPWR33

WadeRain 3/4" sprinkler head
Sprinkler Head

Agricultural grade impact sprinkler head. Brass. 3/4" MIPT. With 1/4" range & 1/8" vane nozzles. Provides approx. 17 gpm @ 60 psi with 110' diameter.

Your choice of the premium Rainbird or standard quality Wade Rain manufacture. Are of similar design and construction with approximately the same performance.

Cdn $55.00
Cdn $115.00
Special Order

Hydro-Wick Spike Sprinkler

Spike sprinkler

The Hydro-Wick heavy duty sprinkler is designed for use with standard forestry fire pumps. A high performance model with applications including prescribed burns, exterior building protection, and fire line protection. Also works well for landscape watering and general cooling on a hot summer day. Supplied with splitter type nozzle and 2 extra nozzles of different sizes. Has spike support with mounting holes providing for a variety of placement options. Female GHT fitting is standard allowing connection to garden hose style coupling.

Bearing: ¾" brass
Trajectory angle: 27 degrees
Operating Range: 25-80 psi
Flow Rate: 4.2-23 gpm
Coverage Radius: 44-71 ft.
Coupling: ¾" female GHT

Connect to your portable fire pump using a waterthief and the ¾" patrol hose or the premium sprinkler hose below.

AFLSP Hydro-Wick Sprinkler
incl. Rainbird head
$269.00Cdn Qty:

Premium Sprinkler Hose

FireBoss premium all synthetic non-weeping lined single jacket forestry hose, standard with yellow Permatek HP™ treatment. Service pressure: 300 psi.

1" waterway, coupled with quality garden hose fittings — an ideal hose to supply sprinklers. In 50 ft. lengths only.

HFB01050G Premium Sprinkler Hose 1" x 50' GHT $179.00Cdn Qty:

See also Patrol Hoses for this application

One Stop Fire Products Inc.
Markham, Ontario
L3P 7H9
Tel: (905) 946-1033