A campaign has been launched in the House of Commons to ensure every new or rebuilt school includes a sprinkler system by law.
Lynne Jones (Lab Selly Oak) has joined fellow MPs to call on the Government to make it mandatory for new schools to have sprinklers.
They should also be fitted when an existing building undergoes major refurbishment, the MPs said.
It follows a fire which caused damage costing more than £1 million at a Solihull school.
Firefighters were forced to watch as the inferno spread through Light Hall School on Sunday, destroying a two-storey block and causing its roof to collapse - because no sprinklers had been fitted.
Frustrations came to a head on Wednesday, when a massive blaze at a Birmingham retail store caused more than 1,000 people to be evacuated from their homes.
About 100 firefighters attempted to fight the blaze at Matalan store, in Stechford Retail Park. West Midlands Assistant Chief Fire Officer Robert Hulland warned: "This is the second major fire I have been to in a week where there have not been sprinklers."
The MPs called for new regulations in a House of Commons motion, which warned more than 2,000 schools were damaged by fire each year at an estimated cost of £100 million to local education authorities.
The motion "calls upon the Govern-ment to broaden its recommendations to make the installation of sprinklers in all new build and major refurbishments of maintained schools mandatory."
Dr Jones said: "The fire service has called for every school to have sprinklers fitted, and it seems remarkable that they don't already."
Local Government Minister Jim Fitzpatrick, speaking in the Common, said: "Sprinklers have an important role to play, particularly where their provision is targeted at buildings where the occupants are most at risk from fire.
"However, they are not a panacea, and it is important that they form part of a package of measures, both active, such as smoke detectors, and passive, such as fire doors, fire-resistant construction and compartmentation, the efficacy of which has been proved over many years, along with effective building management."
A spokesman for Birmingham City Council said all new schools in the city would have sprinklers fitted.