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Fire Sprinkler Saves in the Southwest!!!

The month of October saw five successful fire sprinkler saves in the Southwest!!!

October 9, Silver City, NM.  Electrical fire at crowded Denny's restaurant put out by fire sprinkler system.  An electrical fire in the ceiling above the kitchen at Denny’s sent customers and staff scrambling out into the parking lot, leaving their pancakes and burgers behind.                             

View the full post at:  http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/10/silver-city-nm-electrical-fire-at-crowded-dennys-restaurant-put-out-by-sprinkler-system/.

October 16, Riverbank, CA.  Fire Sprinkler system assists firefighters in controlling restaurant fire.    Cool Hand Luke’s in Riverbank, CA. was expected to stay closed for about a week after a fire last week.  The fire broke out at the restaurant on Patterson Road at about 7 p.m., setting off the fire sprinkler system in the kitchen and prompting the evacuation of dozens of diners.                                   

View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/10/riverbank-ca-sprinkler-system-assists-firefighters-in-controlling-restaurant-fire/.

October 20, Eureka, CA.  Overnight laundry fire at nursing home extinguished by fire sprinkler system.
The following is a news release from Humboldt Bay Fire:  At 12:40 a.m. this morning, Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a reported fire alarm at Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at 2885 Harris Street.

View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/10/eureka-ca-overnight-laundry-fire-at-nursing-home-extinguished-by-sprinkler-system/.

October 26, Tracy, CA.  Fire sprinkler system puts out fire at church. Tracy firefighters were sent to a church Monday afternoon after a small fire on a stairway set off a fire sprinkler and alarm.  Battalion Chief Rick Doyle said they were originally sent to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/10/tracy-ca-sprinkler-system-puts-out-fire-at-church/.

October 31, Davis, CA.  Fire Sprinkler system controls fire at apartment complex. Ten people were displaced from their apartments Saturday after a small fire activated the complex’s sprinkler system, according to the Davis Fire Department.  Division Chief Joe Tenney said crews responded at 10:30 a.m. to the Sharps & Flats Apartments where a small fire had broken out.

View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2017/10/davis-ca-sprinkler-system-controls-fire-at-apartment-complex-no-injuries-reported/.

 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