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Fire Sprinkler Saves in the Southwest!!!

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

October 2, Fresno, CA.  Fresno, CA.  Arson fire extinguished with help from sprinkler system; no injuries were reported. The Fresno Fire Department is asking for help Tuesday identifying whoever set fire to a Fresno elementary school classroom on Saturday night.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/fresno-ca-arson-fire-extinguished-with-help-from-sprinkler-system-no-injuries-reported/. 

October 16, Crescent City, CA.  An apartment fire was put out by the fire sprinkler system.  Man rescues elderly woman from smoke-filled apartment.  Crescent City Fire and Rescue officials are acknowledging a local man for his efforts in removing a woman from a burning apartment Tuesday night. According to a release from Interim Fire Chief Bill Gillespie, firefighters responded to a structure fire at 1000 Scenic Creek, Scenic Creek Apartments.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/crescent-city-ca-apartment-fire-put-out-by-sprinkler-system-man-rescues-elderly-woman-from-smoke-filled-apartment/.

October 17, Tempe, AZ.  Computer monitor fire in classroom building at Arizona State University contained by fire sprinkler system; No injuries were reported.  A small electrical fire stemming from a computer monitor in ASU's Brickyard complex occurred on Sunday evening, according to a spokeswoman from Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department.   View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/tempe-az-computer-monitor-fire-in-classroom-building-at-arizona-state-university-contained-by-sprinkler-system-no-injuries-reported/

October 18, Santa Maria, CA. Fire sprinkler system contains house fire to the bedroom according to firefighters.  A fire sprinkler system helped contain a blaze in a Santa Maria residence on Wednesday night.  At 8:40 p.m., personnel from the Santa Maria Fire and Police departments and American Medical Response were dispatched to the 200 block of East Inger Drive for a structure fire.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/santa-maria-ca-sprinkler-system-contains-house-fire-to-bedroom-according-to-firefighters/

October 18, Peoria, AZ.  NFSA Arizona Chapter Member Michael Brune reported that Fire-Medical Engine 194 responded to a fire alarm indication in a multi-tenant, mixed use warehouse/office building in the 9800 block of 91st Avenue on Wednesday, October 18th at approximately 1:30 am. Upon arrival, it was determined that the fire alarm system had been activated by the automatic fire sprinkler system. Fire crews found water coming out of one of the suites and entered that suite. Fire Crews found a single automatic fire sprinkler head had activated and there was no active fire. Once the water and power were secured, it was determined that the fire in the office was an intentional act and a Fire Investigator was dispatched. There were two (2) points of origin, wicks inserted into the walls and the smell of an ignitable liquid in the office. The fire did not spread beyond damage to a couch in the office that was the cause of the automatic fire sprinkler system activation. Power and fire sprinkler protection was restored later in the morning and the businesses in the building could open. The only damage to the building was some water damage to the affected suite and to the suites on either side. The Peoria Fire-Medical Department Fire Investigators and the Peoria Police Department Detectives are investigating. 

October 19, Modesto, CA. Fire sprinkler system gives firefighters a big leg up on blaze at cabinet company.
A fire-suppression system worked well Tuesday morning at a business off Yosemite Boulevard and Mitchell Road, likely saving firefighters a lot of work and the building a lot of damage.  The fire was in a dust-collection hopper on the exterior of Sierra Casework, on the 200 block of Spenker Avenue.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/modesto-ca-sprinkler-system-gives-firefighters-a-big-leg-up-on-blaze-at-cabinet-company/

October 19, Las Vegas, NV.  Arson fire in elementary school bathroom put out by fire sprinkler system.  No injuries were reported.  A fire was reported Tuesday morning in a Las Vegas elementary school boys' bathroom, according to a fire official.  Crews responded to John Park Elementary on Franklin Avenue, near Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway, for a fire in an outside playground bathroom, reported just after 8:50 a.m. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/las-vegas-nv-arson-fire-in-elementary-school-bathroom-put-out-by-sprinkler-system-no-injuries-reported/

October 20, Berkeley, CA. Fifth floor apartment fire held in check by the fire sprinkler system. Berkeley Fire Department responded to a fire at 2310 Fulton St. — which was determined to have been caused by a dryer that caught fire — after receiving a call at 6 p.m. about smoke billowing out of the apartment complex, according to BFD spokesperson Keith May. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/berkeley-ca-fifth-floor-apartment-fire-held-in-check-by-sprinkler-system/.

October 22, Sacramento, CA.  A fire sprinkler system assisted firefighters in extinguishing a restaurant kitchen fire. A stove top fire at Localis Restaurant in midtown Sacramento on Tuesday morning was contained to the kitchen by firefighters.  Mop up from smoke and water damage could sideline the dining spot for several days.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/sacramento-ca-sprinkler-system-assists-firefighters-in-extinguishing-restaurant-kitchen-fire-apartments-above-restaurant-unaffected/

October 23, Vallejo, CA.  No injuries in middle-of-night apartment fire contained by the fire sprinkler system.  More than 40 people were displaced after a major fire broke out early Saturday at a four-story apartment building in downtown Vallejo, officials said.  The blaze struck about 12:30 a.m. at a building on the 500 block of Georgia Street called Kimberly Apartments, according to the Vallejo Fire Department. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/vallejo-ca-no-injuries-in-middle-of-night-apartment-fire-contained-by-sprinkler-system/

October 24, Rohnert Park, CA.  Fire sprinkler system credited with keeping house fire from spreading.  One person was treated Saturday night for smoke inhalation suffered in a house fire that firefighters said was partially doused by the house's fire sprinkler system. The fire was reported about 10 p.m. Saturday in the University District subdivision, Rohnert Park Fire Cmdr. Aaron Johnson said in a statement. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/rohnert-park-ca-sprinkler-system-credited-with-keeping-house-fire-from-spreading/.

October 26, Paso Robles, CA.  Office fire that started in server cabinet is contained by single fire sprinklers On Sunday, fire personnel responded to a two-story, commercial building located at 1255 Las Tablas Road in Templeton.  Crews heard an audible water flow alarm and upon further investigation found the upstairs portion of the building fully charged with smoke. Crews requested a full commercial structure fire response. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/paso-robles-ca-office-fire-that-started-in-server-cabinet-is-contained-by-single-sprinkler/

October 29, Tucson, AZ.  Fire sprinkler system prevents garage fire from spreading to showroom at Mercedes-Benz dealership.  A fire at a Mercedes-Benz dealership on Tucson’s east side damaging at least one car in the garage but did not spread to the showroom.  Fire sprinklers were activated which helped stop the spread of the fire. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/10/tucson-az-sprinkler-system-prevents-garage-fire-from-spreading-to-showroom-at-mercedes-benz-dealership/.


 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