In the News - May
Fire Commentary- Community Fire Protection 5-30-08
FireEngineering.com - Fair Lawn, NJ, USA
On March 13, The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Board of Directors issued a position statement on fire sprinklers in new construction. ...
Council considers making in-home sprinkler systems mandatory 5-30-08
Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL, USA
“The studies show that smoke detectors alone aren’t working,” said Bob Kleinheinz, regional manager for the National Fire Sprinkler Association. ...
Sprinkler douses small fire at Riverside Resort 5-30-08
Mohave Valley News - Laughlin, NV, USA
By JIM MANIACI/News West LAUGHLIN - A sprinkler quickly doused a Wednesday morning fire in a room on the 24th floor of the Riverside Resort Hotel-Casino. ...
Fire sprinklers essential for downtown safety 5-29-08
Petaluma Argus-Courier - Petaluma, CA, USA
Two years later, the City Council enacted an ordinance requiring fire sprinkler retrofit installation in buildings in the historic downtown area. ...
'Weak chief' articles would hurt fire safety enforcement 5-28-08
Clinton Times & Courier - MA, USA
The new classification also requires the establishments to have sprinkler protection and some other fire safety measures. The new classification differs in ...
When 'minimum' isn't enough 5-26-08
Albany Times Union - Albany, NY, USA
... no sprinkler systems: Mohonasen, Schalmont and Granville, to name a few. Glen Corbett, a professor of fire safety at John Jay College in New York City, ...
Fire chiefs left out of fire code decision 5-23-08
Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima, WA, USA
Both Elliott and Gamache stood by their decision, saying the sprinkler requirement was a new imposition on hop growers, who are hustling to build ...
Expert to Present Building Code Sprinkler Seminar 5-22-08
Fire Chief - Chicago, IL, USA
The American Fire Sprinkler Association will present "Building Code Sprinkler Trade-Offs" June 5, 2008 at noon Eastern time. This 90-minute virtual seminar ...
Demonstration emphasizes safety of home sprinkler systems 5-22-08
The Courier News - Elgin, IL, USA
1 had no sprinkler system. As a small fire began flickering on the surface of its couch -- the kind of fire that might have been started by a dropped ...
Sprinkler credited with saving building 5-22-08
Worcester Telegram - Worcester, MA, USA
LEOMINSTER— A sprinkler system has been credited with saving an industrial building from being seriously damaged during a fire early yesterday morning. ...
Council panel OKs sprinkler proposal 5-21-08
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Long Beach, CA, USA
In its second meeting in as many months to discuss proposed fire sprinkler requirements, the three-member Economic Development and Finance Committee ...
Commissioners give the OK to home fire-sprinkler ordinance 5-20-08
Nevada Appeal - Carson City, NV, USA
Douglas County commissioners last Thursday approved an ordinance requiring automatic fire-sprinkler systems in some homes within the Tahoe-Douglas Fire ...
City considers loans for building sprinklers 5-20-08
Rapid City Journal - Rapid City, SD, USA
City code often requires a fire-protection system, including fire sprinkler and fire alarm equipment, when significant alterations are made to buildings ...
Student monument unveiled 5-18-08
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte, NC, USA
It carries the date of the fire and the inscription "Friends together forever," a fitting epitaph for a carefree college weekend that went terribly awry. ...
Fire evacuates Westbrook apartments 5-17-08
KeepMEcurrent.com - Scarborough, ME, USA
The fire started in the kitchen of a third floor apartment, Jarrett said. "The sprinkler system was holding the fire down," he said. ...
Long Beach officials push for sprinkler mandate 5-17-08
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Long Beach, CA, USA
Buildings that have fewer than 50 units to be retrofitted with fire sprinkler systems only when an addition is built on to the structure that is greater ...
Sprinkler laws rare, but boost fire safety 5-16-08
Chronicle-Telegram - Elyria, OH, USA
ELYRIA — Drafting legislation calling for all new homes to be constructed with fire sprinkler systems is easy. The hard part will come if the Elyria Fire ...
Oceanside now requires home fire sprinklers 5-16-08
Coast News - Encinitas, CA, USA
“One sprinkler head has the ability to put out a fire when it starts.” Prior to approval of the amendments, Oceanside was one of the few jurisdictions that ...
Small fire at Knox Rail Salvage in downtown Knoxville 5-15-08
WVLT - Knoxville, TN, USA
Dyer says most of the fire was put out by the building's sprinkler system, but firefighters had to lay water lines to finish it off. The fire is not being ...
Firefighters respond to fire at lab 5-15-08
Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, AR, USA
A sprinkler above the mixer turned on, which kept the fire under control, Almond said. The area had heavy smoke damage and some water damage, he said. ...
Minor damage in De Pere paper mill fire 5-15-08
Herald Times Reporter - Manitowoc, WI, USA
A sprinkler activated, limiting the spread of the fire, De Pere Assistant Fire Chief Jim Stupka said. Damage was estimated at about $10000, mostly due to ...
Fire erases farmhouse but fuels lessons learned 5-15-08
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland, OR, USA
"After this, I will never be without a sprinkler system." Williams and Blackmon were excited about going to San Francisco early one morning last month. ...
Sprinkler tax credit 5-14-08
Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Barre, VT, USA
City officials have decided that fire sprinklers are the first line of defense against an uncontrolled structure fire. Sprinklers are required in the city ...
Onalaska Considers Mandatory Sprinklers 5-14-08
WKBT - La Crosse, WI, USA
On Tuesday, the Onalaska Fire Department held a live demonstration with the National Fire Sprinkler Association to show the effectiveness of having a ...
Developer Challenges Sprinkler Regulation 5-12-08
Tampa Tribune - Tampa, FL,USA
... approved in September, requires all new residential and commercial projects with more than 5000 square feet of space to install fire sprinkler systems. ...
Sprinklers help quickly put out warehouse fire 5-11-08
KXLY - Spokane, WA, USA
The fire started near a forklift and spread into an area where packaging materials were stored. However, the smoke from the fire activated the sprinkler ...
Building Safety Week celebrated in Mesa 5-9-08
EVLiving - USA
To help raise awareness of building safety, the Mesa Building Safety Division, in association with the Mesa Fire Department, is celebrating Building Safety ...
OFD to put fire sprinklers to the test 5-8-08
Onalaska Life - Onalaska, WI, USA
By RANDY ERICKSON | Editor People who harbor any doubts about the safety benefits of fire sprinkler systems might have a hard time retaining their ...
Sprinkler mandates considered 5-8-08
San Diego Union Tribune - United States
By Terry Rodgers and Lola Sherman Del Mar and Oceanside may be joining other communities in the county to mandate fire sprinklers for some or all new homes. ...
Late Night Fire at Apartment Building 5-8-08
WEAU-TV 13 - Eau Claire, WI, USA
Nessel says the sprinkler system had completely extinguished the fire. He credits the well maintained sprinkler and fire alarm system for avoiding injuries. ...
Habitat home to have sprinkler system 5-7-08
GoDanRiver.com - Danville, VA, USA
Pinehurst Fire Chief Jimmy McCaskill also was in Danville, prepping the sprinkler heads, connectors and lines that would be used for the system. ...
City might re-evaluate fire sprinkler codes 5-7-08
Portage Daily Register - Portage, WI, USA
By Matthew Call The city might re-evaluate its fire sprinkler codes in response to a business's claim that the ordinances are forcing it to relocate out of ...
Keeping downtown Anoka safe from fire 5-6-08
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA
For the past year, several Anoka businesses in the historic downtown area have been collaborating with the city to install fire sprinkler systems to make ...
Residential sprinkler contains house fire 5-6-08
Baltimore Sun - United States
Their names were not available, officials said. A residential sprinkler system kept the damage to the building to a minimum, officials said.
Fire Prevention Code changes OK'd by city 5-2-08
Tulsa World - Tulsa, OK, USA
By Staff Reports The City Council on Thursday approved changes to the Fire Prevention Code that requires installation of automatic sprinkler systems in ...
Fire forces evacuation of Stokesdale plant 5-1-08
Greensboro News Record - Greensboro, NC, USA
A machine inside the building had caught fire, but was almost immediately extinguished by a sprinkler system, Stokesdale Fire Chief Todd Gauldin said. ...
Tualatin couple hope fire is a lesson to others 5-1-08
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland, OR, USA
That's the time to put in a sprinkler system." Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue investigators determined the fire was not intentionally set but were unable to ...