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Fire Sprinkler Saves in the Southwest!!!

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

July 2, Coronado, CA - Supermarket fire contained with help from fire sprinkler system.  A smoky basement fire prompted the evacuation of a supermarket near the Naval Air Station North Island.  Witnesses reported hearing an explosion that was likely caused from an overloaded transformer in an alley behind the Vons store in the 800 block of Orange Avenue in Coronado about 8:15 a.m. said the city spokeswoman.  View the full post at:  http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/07/coronado-ca-supermarket-fire-contained-with-help-from-sprinkler-system/.

July 9, Mountain View, CA.  Overnight fire at farmers market "mostly extinguished" by automatic fire sprinkler system.  The Sprouts Farmers Market on San Antonio Road had to shut down temporarily after a small fire ignited in one of the market’s refrigerators early Friday morning, July 6.  A passerby called 911 just before 4 a.m. to report that smoke was billowing out of the Sprouts building. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/07/mountain-view-ca-overnight-fire-at-farmers-market-mostly-extinguished-by-automatic-sprinkler-system/.

 

July 13, Standard, CA.  Fire at sawmill quickly contained by fire sprinkler system.  A heavy amount of fire resources was dispatched to the Sierra Pacific Industries Standard Mill on Camage Avenue at for a report of a fire.  The first responders found that a chair had caught on fire and it activated a fire sprinkler system. The fire was quickly contained.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/07/standard-ca-fire-at-sawmill-quickly-contained-by-sprinkler-system/.

July 19, Napa, CA - Garage fire at home suppressed by automatic fire sprinkler system.  Napa Fire responded to a reported structure fire in a home at the corner of Maximilian Court and Jefferson Street in north Napa only to find that the fire, located in a detached garage, had been extinguished by an automatic fire sprinkler system before they arrived.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/07/napa-ca-garage-fire-at-home-suppressed-by-automatic-sprinkler-system/.

July 23, Las Vegas, NV.  Kitchen fire at Hilton Grand Vacations on the Strip controlled with help from fire sprinkler system.  A kitchen fire in one of the rooms at the Hilton Grand Vacations on Las Vegas Boulevard caused evacuations on three stories of the resort Saturday afternoon.  The fire began around 11:40 a.m. on the 16th floor.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/07/las-vegas-nv-kitchen-fire-at-hilton-grand-vacations-on-the-strip-controlled-with-help-from-sprinkler-system/.

 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