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Fire Sprinkler Saves in the Southwest!!!

The month of September saw nine successful fire sprinkler saves in the Southwest!!!

September 1, Salinas, CA.  Fire Sprinkler system contains fire at cardboard box manufacturing facility

A fire in a processing machine at the WestRock facility on Merrill Street has been extinguished with no injuries, fire officials said.  The plant makes cardboard boxes for the agriculture industry, said Salinas Deputy Fire Chief Brett Loomis.  Flames were contained to the interior of the building. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/salinas-ca-sprinkler-system-contains-fire-at-cardboard-box-manufacturing-facility/.

September 7, Reno, NV.   Arson fire at casino resort hotel contained by fire sprinkler system. 

One person has been arrested after firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the Peppermill Resort's north tower in Reno on Tuesday.  The extent of the fire wasn't immediately clear, but a Reno Fire Department official said the interior fire sprinkler system contained the fire.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/reno-nv-arson-fire-at-casino-resort-hotel-contained-by-sprinkler-system/.

September 9, Palo Alto, CA.  Suspicious fire at furniture store minimized with help from fire sprinklers. 

Palo Alto firefighters doused what appeared to be a "suspicious" fire contained by fire sprinklers at the rear of a furniture store to the Town & Country Village this morning, fire officials said.   Fire crews reported to the blaze at the rear of Cisco Home at 855 El Camino Real shortly after 7 a.m.  View the full post at:  http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/palo-alto-ca-suspicious-fire-at-furniture-store-minimized-with-help-from-sprinkler-system/.

September 13, Antioch, CA.  Fire sprinkler in garage prevents helps prevent spread of house fire. 

Fire Investigators were seeking a person or people suspected of setting several fires Sunday night and Monday morning, including one that burned a church in Antioch, officials said. Fire crews also knocked down a fire contained by fire sprinklers that started in a garbage can outside a Brentwood house.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/antioch-ca-fire-sprinkler-in-garage-prevents-helps-prevent-spread-of-house-fire/.

September 18, Tucson, AZ.  Fire sprinklers credited with minimizing damage at downtown office building. 

Firefighters arrived just in time to see the fire sprinklers activate over flames in the administrative office of Visit Tucson. The fire alarm at 100 South Church Ave in downtown Tucson triggered a call to 911 at 6:38 p.m., according to a release from Tucson Fire Department. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/tucson-az-sprinkler-system-credited-with-minimizing-damage-at-downtown-office-building/.

September 20, Yuma, AZ.  Fire at Candlewood Suites Hotel stopped by fire sprinkler system. 

The Yuma Fire Department said a fire sprinkler system stopped a fire in a local hotel.  Yuma Fire Department said Monday shortly after 9:30 pm, an alarm was reported indicating a fire sprinkler activation at the Candlewood Suites Hotel, 2036 East Avenue 3E. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/yuma-az-fire-at-candlewood-suites-hotel-stopped-by-sprinkler-system/.

September 22, Gilroy, CA.  Fire sprinkler system helps protect Salvation Army store from fire set by thieves. 

A 2-alarm fire at a Salvation Army facility in Gilroy destroyed $5,000 worth of donations.  Monday's 2 a.m. blaze is being investigated as suspicious by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and Gilroy Police Department.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/gilroy-ca-sprinkler-system-helps-protect-salvation-army-store-from-fire-set-by-thieves/.

September 23, Henderson, NV.  Electrical fire in condominium building contained by fire sprinkler system. 

An electrical fire in a Henderson condominium building yesterday evening was contained to the area of origin by the building’s fire sprinkler system and firefighters quickly extinguish the fire before it could spread to neighboring units.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/henderson-nv-electrical-fire-in-condominium-building-contained-by-sprinkler-system/.

September 27, Petaluma, CA.  Fire sprinklers keeps dryer fire from spreading at adult memory care home. 

Nearly 60 residents of an adult care home in Petaluma were evacuated Sunday after a fire ignited in a laundry room.  The Petaluma Fire Department responded to the call at 3:54 p.m. and found smoke pouring out of a roof vent at the Adobe House, which is a memory care facility with patients in the facility.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/09/petaluma-ca-sprinkler-system-keeps-dryer-fire-from-spreading-at-adult-memory-care-home/.


 NFSA Existing Antifreeze System Rule-Making Guide is Available

For those of you who are living and working in some of the colder regions of the Southwest, the new “Existing Antifreeze Rule-making Guide” is available be found on our website.  The guide is based on the 2014 edition of NFPA 25 and can be found at:  http://www.nfsa.tv/itm_news_articles/2014%20Antifreeze%20Descision%20Making%20Guide.pdf


New OSHA Publication – Fire Services Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems is revised and available. 


To better protect emergency responders, OSHA has revised its manual, Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems*. The manual explains how fire service operations can be affected by different building features, and it offers guidance for design professionals, code officials, fire service representatives, building owners and other stakeholders. Updates to the manual include more photos; new chapters on water supply and building phases; and new sections on energy conservation, emergency power, and numbering rooms and floors. The manual's information can help responders during fires and other emergencies such as hazardous material releases, emergency medical care, non-fire rescues and terrorist incidents.

NFSA Releases Video Series...The Truth About Residential Fire Sprinklers

Fire is fast! Fire sprinklers are faster! Homes and the contents within have changed and fire spreads faster causing homes to become deadly faster than ever before. Residential fire sprinklers play a vital role in keeping families safe from fire. Use this information to ensure fire sprinklers are maintained in the code and are required at the state and local level.

In this spirit, NFSA is pleased to share that we have uploaded new videos, created to address key questions posed regarding fire sprinklers in homes, to our YouTube© Channel. We encourage the use of these videos in a positive manner to educate all stakeholders. Their production is a result of efforts to present factual and educational information geared at encouraging an educated vote on the International Residential Code about specific items that have been questioned.

"We are excited to add resources to our life safety toolbox," explains NFSA President Shane Ray. "We encourage our life safety allies to engage in the process, be proactive and use these videos to help address the facts, and get more people involved in the codes process."

Together we can help educated voters make the decisions that create safer communities across America. For specific information on the ICC voting process, visit www.iccsafe.org .

We will be promoting the videos during a ten-week period, one video per week, on our social networks. Be sure to stay tuned to our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts for all the latest on this exciting and informative campaign. Join our social networks through the links at the bottom of this bulletin.

Please access the videos at http://bit.ly/1MByhwB