Monday, March 11, 2013

Google News: Apartment, Two Cars Damaged In Madison Fire

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Automatic fire sprinklers prevented major damage to an apartment building on Madison's west side early this morning. The building at 8211 Plaza Drive contains two businesses and 22 apartments.
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Google News: Fire, Sprinklers Damage Two Tulsa Apartments - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK ...

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The Tulsa Fire Department is investigating an apartment fire early Tuesday at the Stonegate Village Apartments near 71st and Memorial.
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Google News: Fire, sprinkler response damages Norwich middle school

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David Adkins and Bella Cove from Services Master Clean, works on cleaning up water damage from an early morning fire at Kelly Middle School that started from a computer monitor in one of the science classrooms.
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Google News: Fire sprinkler floods two downtown Yakima apartments

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YAKIMA, Wash. - A problem with a sprinkler head set off a fire alarm Tuesday evening at an apartment building in the 300 block of North Third Street, prompting the evacuation of about 30 residents, firefighters said.
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Google News: Coalition Pushing Fire Safety Through Sprinkler System

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She's hoping to debunk a few myths that many people may think of when they imagine sprinkler protection. She said, "We wanted to let them know that not all the sprinklers go off at once.
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Google News: Concord: Apartment saved by working fire sprinkler system in kitchen

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CONCORD -- Firefighters are thanking kitchen sprinklers for helping put out a fire that could have gotten out of control in an apartment early Saturday afternoon.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Google News: Sprinkler Save:Fire caused $25k in damage to Utah State University lab

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... out in a Utah State University laboratory, but a quickly activated flame suppression sprinkler system kept damage at a minimum.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Google News: Fire Sprinkler Quickly Suppresses Fire In Linwood Elementary School

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Shortly before 4:00pm this afternoon, Clackamas Fire Units were dispatched to Linwood Elementary School at 11909 SE Linwood Avenue to a report of a fire in the building. Crews quickly arrived to find that a small fire had occurred in the bathroom and ...
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Google News: Sioux Falls fire officials urge sprinkler requirement

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The City Council has formed a task force to study whether all apartment buildings in Sioux Falls should have fire sprinklers, as recommended by the International Building Code. An amendment to the building code requires automatic fire-extinguishing ...
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Google News: Langevin to push bill encouraging fire sprinklers

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (LAN'-juh-vin) is reviving a bill that would encourage the installation of sprinklers in commercial and large residential buildings, a move that coincides with the 10th anniversary of a 2003 nightclub ...
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Google News: Debate over residential fire sprinklers in Indiana rages on

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But now as the Gordon's rebuild some people believe residential fire sprinklers should be a required part of their new home.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

NJ Assembly passes bill to require sprinklers in new homes

Assembly Pass Bill To Require Sprinklers In New Homes

January 31, 2013


TRENTON – Fire safety legislation that would require the installation of a fire suppression system in new single and two-family homes was approved Monday by the General Assembly.

"This is a simple, commonsense step that will quite simply save lives and property," said Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), a sponsor of the bill. "We know these suppression systems are effective, so there's really no reason why they shouldn't be as commonplace in new construction as windows and doors."

"Ensuring public safety is among our top priorities, and this would be an important step toward ensuring fire safety in new construction," said Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset), another sponsor of the bill. "A change like this can go a long way toward saving lives of residents and firefighters, and that's always a good thing."

The bill, named the "New Home Fire Safety Act", requires the installation of a fire suppression system in new single and two-family homes. Under the bill (A-1570), a certificate of occupancy would not be issued for a new home until the state or local code enforcement agency determines that the home is equipped with a fire suppression system that conforms to State Uniform Construction Code systems promulgated by the Commissioner of Community Affairs.

The bill would exempt manufactured homes and single and two-family homes that are not connected to public water systems.

The bill permits municipalities and the Commissioner of Community Affairs to each establish a fee that covers the cost of inspection and the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

The bill was approved 44-30 by the Assembly and now awaits further consideration by the Senate.



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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Fire damages Alzheimer's care facility in Edmonds; no injuries

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When firefighters opened a locked laundry room door in the smoke-filled hallway, they found there had been a fire in a large commercial dryer that had been in use.
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Apartment Fire In Asheville

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The fire started in the bedroom, but was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler heads within the unit, minimizing fire damage. Officials say statistics show that the installation of both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system reduces the risk of death ...
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Fire sprinkler system saves house

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According to Tracy Koslowski with Drexel Heights Fire, the homeowners called 9-1-1 after finding their fire sprinkler system had extinguished the fire while they were away from the house.
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Google News: 'Landlords must improve fire safety'

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Research by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association into the fitting of sprinklers into 47 flats in the Callow Mount block in Sheffield in 2011 revealed a total cost of £55,134.
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Google News: Sprinkler save;Apartment Fire In Asheville

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The fire started in the bedroom, but was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler heads within the unit, minimizing fire damage. Officials say statistics show that the installation of both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system reduces the risk of death ...
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Google News: Sprinkler System Helps Contain Overnight Fire

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... Road at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. According to Fire Chief Alan Wax, firefighters found a large blaze in a shop area at the north end of 216 Graceland Ave.
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Google News: Ontario seniors deserve better fire protection

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1, 2013 /CNW/ - Mandatory sprinklers in Ontario retirement homes are a big step in the right direction but seniors also need the protection of more fire-resistant building material such as concrete block. This statement from construction and fire ...
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sprinkler Save: Unattended cooking causes fire at Tufts Univ. residence hall

At 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, a fire occurred in Sophia Gordon Hall. The fire started in a suite kitchen, setting off the fire alarm and turning on a fire sprinkler, which successfully contained the fire.

Google News: UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinkler

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL to distributors, contractors, fire departments, regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a ...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Google News: Sprinkler Save:University Village fire in Fresno injures 1

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A fire in an apartment in University Village on Friday afternoon caused an estimated $3,000 in damage and injured one person, said department spokesmen Koby Johns.
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Google News: Sprinkler save-Fire at Saint Mary's College

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Firefighters rushed to put out flames at Saint Mary's College. The fire sparked around 11:00 Sunday night.
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Google News: As Temperatures Plummet, NFSA Provides Tips to Protect Fire Sprinkler ...

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The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Google News: Fire Engulfs Alpine Home

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View Comments (. ) |. Email. |. Print. The home's contents hampered the fire sprinkler system when fire broke out Tuesday morning along Big Cat Trail in Alpine.
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Google News: Fire sprinkler flood leads to felony charge

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(WTVR) - A Richmond woman has been charged with a felony after investigators said she tampered with a fire sprinkler. Water from the broken sprinkler flooded the Grace Place apartment building last week, according to Richmond fire spokesman Lt.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Google News: Fire Prevention and Protection: Sprinklers Still Lacking Years After Fatal MS ...

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Eight years after an early morning fire at University of Mississippi fraternity house killed three students, campus residences have yet to be fully equipped with fire sprinklers. The Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/UYOzWe) reports that this is despite a ...
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Google News: Fire deaths at record low in Md. in 2012

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For more than 20 years, all newly constructed multifamily dwellings have been equipped with life-saving fire sprinklers, and they have been required in all newly constructed townhomes since 1992.
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Electrician suffers burns in First National Bank fire in Fort Collins

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Firefighters could not immediately attack the fire due to the still-energized electrical panels that were arcing. The fire sprinkler system, however, was activated and helped extinguish the fire and stop it from spreading. Fire damage was limited to ...
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Google News: Carlisle fire company plans to extinguish anti-sprinkler messages

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A Carlisle fire company plans to throw water on what it regards as burning untruths about home fire sprinklers. Union Fire Company No.
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Automatic sprinklers extinguish hotel room fire

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Erfert said arriving YFD personnel found there had been a fire in a fourth-floor of the hotel and that the sprinkler head near the fire had activated and extinguished the fire. The fire was caused by a pan of oil left heating on the stove by the room's ...
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Google News: Fire Sprinkler Leak Forces 50 From Va. Apartments

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More than 50 people -- including many with mental and physical disabilities -- were forced out of their apartments Tuesday morning after a fire sprinkler flooded most of their downtown Richmond building.
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Google News: Fire chief to Holmes Beach: Consider sprinklers in R-2

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West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price recommended sprinklers last week to protect against fire hazards in Holmes Beach duplexes.
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Google News: Fatal Fire on Chicago's South Side Proves that Thousands of Chicago High-Rise ...

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The City of Chicago's ordinance requires all residential high-rise buildings built prior to 1975 that do not have fire sprinklers to pass a City of Chicago Life Safety Evaluation (LSE). According to Tom Lia, executive director of the nonprofit Northern ...
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Google News: Scene of Latest High-Rise Fire Lacked Sprinklers

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McGreal, a consultant with Firedyne Engineering of Tinley Park, is part of a growing community of experts who maintain all residential high-rises, no matter the vintage, should be retrofitted with fire sprinklers. Jan. 2012: High-Rise Fire Citations ...
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Google News: Mass. housing complexes by the thousands lack sprinklers

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Woodcrest Condominiums was not required to have sprinklers, and fire officials have said sprinklers could have saved the lives of Susan Astle, 67, and Paul Deslauriers, 77, a couple who lived on the third floor of their 24-unit building.
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Google News: Letter: Fatal fire could have been prevented

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This fatality, the first of the year in Wisconsin, is a sad reminder as to why fire sprinklers in new construction are present in national model fire and building codes from both of the major code-governing bodies, the NFPA and the International Code ...
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Google News: Roundtable: Fire Sprinklers and Fire Alarms

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Even with the increase in lawyers and lawsuits, we still do some pretty "simple" (meaning an absence of forethought as opposed to "easy") things at fires. Again, when I came on the job, we were taught to replace sprinkler heads that were activated by fire.
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Google News: Fire Prevention and Protection: Sprinklers Still Lacking Years After Fatal MS ...

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Eight years after an early morning fire at University of Mississippi fraternity house killed three students, campus residences have yet to be fully equipped with fire sprinklers. The Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/UYOzWe) reports that this is despite a ...
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Google News: Maryland fire deaths statewide drop to record low in 2012

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According to the office of the state fire marshal, the U.S. Fire Administration has found that "smoke alarms combined with a residential fire sprinkler system increase surviving a fire by over 80%." krector@baltsun.com twitter.com/rectorsun. Copyright ...
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Google News: Increasing Fire Protection in Retirement Homes and Care Facilities

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Ontario is seeking input on proposed changes to the Fire Code and Building Code that will improve fire safety in residences for seniors, people with disabilities and other vulnerable individuals.
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Google News: Home fire sprinkler myths

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Union Fire Co., with the help from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, is taking on debunking myths surrounding home fire sprinkler systems. Fire Marshal and Union Assistant Fire Chief Michael Rugh listed a few myths and sent out a news release from the ...
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Google News: Tragic Fire in Rockford Highlights Need for Home Fire Sprinklers, Especially ...

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Tom Lia , executive director of the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) says the fire is an unfortunate example of a home fire where high-risk individuals are present, citing reports from the National Fire Protection ...
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Google News: Sprinkler Firewatch:Fire damages minor at Shaggy's in Biloxi

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Fire Chief David Roberts said the fire alarm and sprinkler system went off about 2:30 a.m. and firefighters put out the blaze before it could do much damage.
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Fire damages Durham eatery Parker and Otis

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27, 2012 customer of Parker and Otis restaurant in downtown Durham peeks through the closed doors of the restaurant after a Wednesday night fire in the popular business. No injuries were reported in the 8pm fire which was extinguished by the sprinkler ...
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Two injured in Cincinnati industrial fire

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It happened at about 3:45 a.m. Friday at Environmental Enterprises Inc. Fire officials say workers were shredding contaminated filters when a chemical apparently caused a flash fire. A sprinkler system helped put out the fire, and Cincinnati ...
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Sprinkler System Saves Business

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Last week, a fire broke out at Hydro Engineering in Norwood Young America, but thanks to a sprinkler system, business went on as usual the following day.
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Firefighters Knock Out Blaze at Cedarhurst Restaurant

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As hose lines were stretched, the fire was located in the register area. "Luckily the fire sprinkler system activated and held the fire to the area of origin," said Assistant Chief Anthony Rivelli.
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Google News: Sprinkler Save:Apartment fire in Hillsboro extinguished by building's sprinklers

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Hillsboro Fire and Rescue. Hillsboro firefighters rushed to an apartment fire after midnight but they didn't have to put it out: It was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system. The fire at the Rolling Green Apartments at 2206 S.E. 44th Ave. was ...
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