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Sprinkler system is like having firefighter in your home
WBTV-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In her East Charlotte, N.C., apartment, time ran out for Betty Chiles. The 70-year-old woman died after a fire sparked in her kitchen. Not even a working smoke detector was able to save her, likely because of time, one fire official believes. More



Firefighters: Sprinklers could have saved Citrus Heights, Calif., store
KXTV-TV Nov. 8, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than 80 firefighters battled a blaze that started in a storage area shared between two businesses. The roof collapse caused crews to stay on scene for a longer amount of time. More

Fredericton, Canada fire contained by sprinklers
Times and Transcript Nov. 12, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Fredericton Fire Department were called to a building fire at the Coffee and Friends establishment located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The fire was located in an office and the sprinkler had contained the fire according to Platoon Capt. Art VanHorne with the Fredericton Fire Department. More

Official: Sprinklers save fitness center
WCTI-TV Nov. 14, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sprinklers saved a Martin, N.C., County fitness center after an arcade game inside caught fire, an official said. Williamston Fire and Rescue Captain Kenny Warren said a claw crane arcade game was on fire, but by the time crews got there, most of the fire was put out by the building's sprinkler system. More

Sprinkler helps handicapped woman escapes serious injury in York, Pa., fire
The York Daily Record Nov. 11, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A wheelchair-bound York, Pa., woman escaped serious injury when a sprinkler in her apartment activated, extinguishing a fire there, said York City Fire/Rescue Services Chief Steve Buffington. More

Sprinkler saves 3 elderly residence lives at Miami assisted-living facility
The Miami Herald Nov.9, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Miami-Dade, Fla., Fire Rescue spokesman said the building's sprinklers activated immediately, keeping the fire from spreading and quickly alerting the fire department. "The sprinklers saved people's lives and allowed us to save others by keeping the fire contained," Lt. Eddy Ballester said. More

Sprinkler system extinguishes Macy's department store fire at California mall
KGO-TV Nov. 10, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Macy's store at the Capitola Mall located in Capitola, Calif., sustained minor damage thanks to the stores sprinkler system. The fire started in the stockroom where the sprinklers were able to extinguish the fire before spreading throughout the building. More

Working sprinkler saves Illinois home
Journal and Topics Newspapers Nov. 9, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An activated sprinkler system held a fire in check that broke out at a home in Mt. Prospect, Ill. Firefighters responded to the home and upon entering the garage they found the charred remains of a rubbish fire. More
   
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