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Apartment fire put out by fire sprinklers saves tenants and pets

WAUPUN, WI (JANUARY 20, 2018) - A fire on Fraser Lane in Waupun damaged a unit in an apartment complex last Saturday just before 6 p.m. Two tenants and three pets living in the unit were able to safely get out. The Waupun Fire Chief B.J. DeMaa says that the building's sprinkler system put the fire out. The fire damaged some items in the kitchen in the unit on the [...]

2018-06-23T13:11:15+00:00

Hartford Apartment Complex Fire

HARTFORD, WI (February 28, 2018) - On Thursday, Feb. 28th, the Hartford Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene of a 12-unit apartment building for report of a cooking fire, smoke and visible flames. This is a newly constructed 12-unit apartment complex (March 2017) with installed residential fire sprinklers. The occupant reported she was heating about 4 inches of cooking oil in steel pot on the cooktop and [...]

2018-05-01T13:52:31+00:00

Fire Sprinkler Saves Pets And Stops Apartment Fire From Becoming Deadly

Green Bay, WI, (February 18, 2018) – Green Bay Metro Fire Department crews responded to a fire at an 80-unit apartment building at 2809 University Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single sprinkler activated and extinguished a fire inside a closest in a second floor unit. The fire was the result of careless use of smoking materials. The tenant was not home at the time, but two pet cats were inside [...]

2018-04-30T18:33:31+00:00

Waukesha Fire Department Uses Real-Life Apartment Fires to Show Benefits of Fire Sprinklers

The City of Waukesha understands the life- and property-saving benefits of fire sprinklers. Waukesha adopted an ordinance in 2002 that requires all new residential buildings with three or more units to include sprinkler systems. The Waukesha Fire Department effectively used photos and facts from two similar fires in multi-family apartment buildings to show the benefits of fire sprinklers. Both fires were caused by smoking material. The first occurred in March [...]

2018-03-20T14:36:22+00:00

New side-by-side trailer debuts at demonstrations held this year

The WI Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (WI-NFSA) received delivery of the new mobile side-by-side trailer this past August. It arrived just in time for demonstrations in the Green Bay area. The De Pere Fire Department offered to house the trailer. In addition, WI-NFSA received grant requests from various fire departments to cover the costs of side-by-side demonstrations at their fall open houses. This year, supplemental grants were [...]

2017-12-15T06:00:12+00:00

Funding to help the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition continue promotion of residential fire sprinklers in 2018

The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association awarded a $2,500 grant to the nonprofit, Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition (WFSC), to continue their work promoting residential fire sprinklers. The Coalition was active in the promotion of residential fire sprinklers in 2017 with booths at both the Milwaukee and Madison home shows where they distributed hundreds of brochures providing information about the advantages of fire sprinklers. The funding will be [...]

2017-12-12T06:00:45+00:00

Fire Sprinklers At Work (Winter 2017 Edition)

February 2018 Fire Sprinkler Saves Pets and Stops Apartment Fire From Becoming Deadly Green Bay Metro Fire Department crews responded to a fire at an 80-unit apartment building at 2809 University Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single sprinkler activated and extinguished a fire inside a closest in a second floor unit. The fire was the result of careless use of smoking materials. The tenant was not home at the [...]

2018-03-08T16:15:30+00:00

Did you know? Dry Pipe Systems

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 25-2014, section 13.4.4.2.9 states: “Dry pipe systems shall be tested once every three years for gas leakage.” This can be hard to convince building owners, especially if the system appears to be holding fine, no leaks are observed, and the air compressor is not running excessively. The reason behind the requirement is to ensure there are no major problems. It also protects the building [...]

2017-12-03T06:00:11+00:00

Golfers come together “fore” 29th annual Burn Center Golf Invitational

This year’s Annual Burn Center Golf Invitational hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association was a huge success! Held at the Grand Geneva Resort on August 28, more than 175 golfers came out to support Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Burn Center and the Alliance for Fire Safety Camp for Burn Injured Youth. The event raised more than $90,000. Over the past 29 years, $2.3 million has [...]

2017-12-02T06:00:28+00:00

Prevention Primer

(Appeared in the August 2017 issue of The Dispatcher) August has always been the month that we completed plans for Fire Prevention Week (FPW). This includes activities, school and community events and prevention messages. We always start with the NFPA website for the FPW theme to make sure we are presenting information based on credible national messages from the NFPA and U.S.F.A. The 2017 theme is “Every Second Counts – [...]

2017-12-01T06:05:17+00:00
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