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Fire Sprinklers Contain A Dryer Fire at the Green Bay Hilton Garden Inn

GREEN BAY, WI (June 2, 2019) - The Green Bay Metro Fire Department credits fire sprinklers for containing a fire that occurred in a commercial dryer at the Hilton Garden Inn. Fire crews say they were called to the hotel just after 1a.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019, where upon arrival, they found moderate smoke on the first floor and saw occupants evacuating the building. A fire in a commercial [...]


Brat Fest in Madison was an ideal event to increase awareness about deadly home fires and demonstrate the importance of home fire sprinklers

MADISON, WI (MAY 28, 2019) - What do you get when you mix a Memorial Day weekend with 80-degree weather in Madison, Wisconsin along with the World’s Largest Brat Fest? A great opportunity for the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA WI) to participate in hosting a side-by-side fire sprinkler demonstration as a part of National Home Fire Sprinkler Week, and to show off the Chapter’s [...]


Fire Sprinklers kept fire from spreading at a LaCrosse performing art center

LACROSSE, WI (April 9, 2019) - Shortly before noon on Saturday, April 6th, a fire at a the Weber Center for Performing Arts located on Front Street was controlled by fire sprinklers. Activated fire sprinklers prevented a fire from spreading inside the garage stage door entrance. A center employee also used a fire extinguisher. A small plastic tote was found smoldering and removed by fire crew. Damage was limited to [...]


National Fire Sprinkler Association Launches National Marketing Campaign and Prepares For 2019 North American Fire Sprinkler Expo

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (May 10, 2019) - On May 10th, 2019 the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) launches their "Fire Sprinklers Buy Time, Time Buys Life" campaign, which includes a new website www.firesprinklersbuylife.com and a national TV commercial, titled "What Used To Be." "Our NFSA Board deserves the credit for authorizing and supporting this campaign," explains NFSA President Shane Ray. "Their leadership has made it possible for NFSA staff to implement this [...]


Bar and restaurant opened day after fire due to quick fire sprinkler activation

CROSS PLAINS, WI - (March 26, 2019) - In Cross Plains on March 26th a fire sprinkler extinguished a kitchen fire at Coaches Bar and Restaurant shortly after midnight. Fire crews were called to the scene and found the fire sprinkler system controlled the fire. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. The cause is under investigation. According to the establishment’s Facebook page, they were [...]


Burn Center Golf Invitational Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Large Donation

The Burn Center Golf Invitational committee presented checks to the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Burn Center and Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation from the 2018 Burn Center Golf Invitational (BCGI). The event was hosted by the WI Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. The Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Burn Center received $77,865. The money will be used to expand the [...]


A fire sprinkler extinguished a fire on a stove cook-top at a child day care

APPLETON, WI- (February 25, 2019) - The activation of a single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire on a stove cook-top at an Appleton child day care on Monday, February 25th at approximately 11:43 a.m. Damage was limited to some cardboard boxes on the top of the stove cook-top. All staff and the sixty-five (65) children present were able to safely evacuate. The Appleton Fire Department was dispatched to Appleton KinderCare, [...]


An activated fire sprinkler in an apartment furnace utility room kept a fire from spreading

MADISON, WI- (January 30, 2019) - On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 a fire that broke out in the furnace utility room of a City of Madison west side apartment was kept in check thanks to an automatic fire sprinkler. All but two units were able to return home even though nobody was home to report the fire when it first happened. Source: City of Madison Fire Department


Automatic Fire Sprinkler Extinguished a Fire at UW Campus Building

MADISON, WI- (January 21, 2019) - An automatic fire sprinkler is credited for quickly extinguishing a fire that broke out in the basement of Engineering Hall at the UW-Madison campus on Monday, January 21st. The Fire Department was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm activation in the building. A couple of students told firefighters perhaps their welding project in a shop room on the 10th floor was to blame for [...]


Madison Fire Department Participates in Home Fire Sprinkler Builder Incentive Pilot Program

The Madison Fire Department administration office lobby includes a banner received from the
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) through a stipend for outreach. The banner shows how home fire sprinklers save lives, money, water and the environment. The City of Madison Fire Department was one of 10 fire departments nationwide that participated in the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) pilot program to test new educational material [...]

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