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Fire Sprinkler Saves in the Southwest!!!

The month of May saw six successful fire sprinkler saves in the Southwest!!!

May 2, Kapahulu, HI – Fire sprinkler system limits spread of early morning fire at a Safeway grocery store.  A Safeway grocery store on Kapahulu was temporarily closed after a fire broke out and was successfully contained by the fire sprinkler system.   Honolulu Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire inside the Safeway on Kapahulu Avenue Sunday.  HFD says the fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/05/kapahulu-hi-sprinkler-system-limits-spread-of-early-morning-fire-at-safeway-grocery-store/.

May 4, Phoenix, AZ.  Fire Sprinkler system helps extinguish warehouse fire before crews arrive.  Crews that work with hazardous materials were called out to a warehouse when a fire broke out on Sunday afternoon.  The fire occurred near 36th Street and Broadway Road in Phoenix.  Firefighters on scene said most of the fire was out by the time they got there thanks to the building’s fire sprinkler system.  To view the full post go to:  http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/05/phoenix-az-sprinkler-system-extinguishes-most-of-warehouse-fire-before-crews-arrive/.

May 6, Apple Valley, CA.  House fire caused by BBQ grill is contained by residential fire sprinkler system.  

Firefighters quickly doused a blaze at a home here Tuesday evening, officials said.  The fire was reported at 5:46 p.m., Apple Valley Fire Protection District personnel made quick work of the fire, which occurred at a home in the 19300 block of Glaslyn Court, in the Jess Ranch area. AVFPD Fire Marshal Brian.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/05/apple-valley-ca-house-fire-caused-by-bbq-grill-is-contained-by-sprinkler-system/.

May 21, Las Vegas, NV.  Fire Sprinkler system keeps potential dangerous fire at auto shop contained until firefighters arrive.  Firefighters from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas joined forces Wednesday morning to battle a blaze at an auto service shop on Las Vegas Boulevard North near Carey Avenue.  Crews responded just after 1 a.m. to a fire at Sinaloa Tires, 2403 Las Vegas Blvd. North. About 15 units responded.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/05/las-vegas-nv-sprinkler-system-keeps-potential-dangerous-fire-at-auto-shop-contained-until-firefighters-arrive/..

May 30, Napa, CA.  Fire in vacant building extinguished with help from the fire sprinkler system.  Firefighters responded to a suspicious fire at a vacant building at the end of Valle Verde Drive in Napa on Thursday night, according to Napa City Fire.  The small fire was mostly extinguished by a fire sprinkler inside the building, firefighters said.  View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/05/napa-ca-fire-in-vacant-building-extinguished-with-the-help-of-sprinkler-system/.

May 30, Sacramento, CA. Fire Sprinkler system contains restaurant fire; No injuries were reported.  Cosumnes Fire Investigators determined that a discarded cigarette sparked a fire that damaged the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse on May 11. The restaurant was evacuated that night and it was reopened the next day. View the full post at http://sprinklersaves.com/2018/05/sacramento-ca-sprinkler-system-contained-restaurant-fire-till-crews-arrived-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