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Alert employee and single sprinkler save the day
Banford Patch Aug. 23, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Linda Jackson, who was one of only five employees that happened to be in the office that day at Ober-Read and Associates located in Branton, Conn., called 911 to report a fire. In a matter of minutes, firefighters were on scene and Deputy Chief Ron Mullen said the fire was already squelched thanks to the hard work of a lone sprinkler. More

Central Texas industrial facility fire contained by sprinkler system
KWTX-TV Aug. 28, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When firefighters arrived at the Integrico Composites facility in Temple, Texas, the first unit reported flames and heavy smoke coming from materials stored outside the building. The building's sprinkler system helped contain the fire inside and firefighters were able to control the blaze outside and prevent it from spreading further. More

Concealed spaces and fire spread
Fire Engineering Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to the textbooks, codes and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 220, Types of Building Construction, there are five types of building construction, based on construction materials and methods, and on the amount of fuel the structure can contribute to a fire. More

Fire at Baylor University dormitory extinguished
The Baylor Lariat Aug. 26, 2011    Share    Share on
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Residents at Collins Residence Hall in Waco, Texas, were prompted to evacuate the building after a dryer motor in the sixth-floor laundry room caught fire. The sprinkler system was able to contain the fire to the room until emergency personnel from the Waco Fire Department arrived on the scene. More

Fire Service says: Sprinklers would have saved a lot of damage
Otago Daily Times Aug. 26, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A sprinkler system would have prevented damage worth hundreds of thousands of dollars after a fire swept through an industrial paint shop in Rotorua, New Zealand, say firefighters.  More

Sprinkler douses fire at OSU Agriculture and Life Science building
Gazette Times Aug. 24, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A malfunctioning latch on an oven door is suspected of causing a fire at Oregon State University's Agriculture and Life Sciences building. A single sprinkler head above the oven doused the fire. More

Firefighters respond to Washington restaurant fire
The Nisqually Valley News Aug. 30, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Firefighters responded to a fire that started after hours at a local restaurant in Olympia, Wash. The fire appeared to have started in the kitchen area. Sprinklers kept the fire to the area of origin. More

Sprinklers save New Zealand movie theater
Waikato Times Aug. 31, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The importance of an efficient sprinkler system was proven when a fire that could have "engulfed" Hamilton's Lido Cinema located in Hamilton, New Zealand, was quickly snuffed out. Fire Station officer Dennis Wells said "sprinklers within the restroom extinguished the fire quickly." More
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