While people normally think of smoke detectors and alarm systems when the topic of fire prevention is raised, fire suppression equipment plays a role of equal if not greater importance in the prevention of tragic disasters in residential settings.

Battery-powered smoke alarms have already become a near ubiquitous feature of residential and commercial properties around Australia, particularly following the introduction of legislation in certain states, such as Victoria, mandating their installation in all homes, units, flats and townhouses. Smoke alarms serve as a highly effective means of detecting fires long before they…