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Fire Sprinklers Extinguish Deep Fryer Fire at Smith Bros. Coffee House

Fire Sprinklers Extinguish Deep Fryer Fire at Smith Bros. Coffee House Oil in a deep fryer caught fire Monday morning at the Smith Bros. Coffee House in downtown Port Washington, activating fire sprinklers in the eatery. The coffee house is attached to a Duluth Trading Co. clothing store. The Port Washington Fire Department responded in the early morning of October 21st. Upon arrival, fire crews saw that fire sprinklers extinguished [...]


Fire Sprinkler Contains Fire in Assisted Living Home

A fire sprinkler contained a fire at an assisted living home on S. Brookline Drive in the City of Madison on October 14 shortly after 3:00 p.m. The sprinkler allowed on-site staff to deploy a fire extinguisher and put the fire out. When City of Madison Fire Department Ladder Company 2 arrived on scene, firefighters determined that the fire was caused by an older, recalled dehumidifier that malfunctioned. There were [...]


Fire Sprinkler Extinguished Mattress Fire At West Side Hotel

CITY OF MADISON, WI (August 21, 2019) –A single fire sprinkler extinguished a mattress fire in one of the rooms of a west side hotel, August 15 at 12:11 a.m. As firefighters entered the hotel, a manager notified them that the mattress had already been brought outside. They went outside to ensure the mattress was fully extinguished. A guest at the hotel explained to firefighters that he was “trying to [...]


A Fire Sprinkler Contained a Garage Fire Keeping it From Spreading to Living Space

MADISON, WI (July 17, 2019) - A fire sprinkler contained a fire that broke out in a condominium garage on Catalina Parkway in Madison shortly after midnight July 17. Firefighters extinguished the fire caused by an electric bike left on a charger. The battery on the bike started on fire. Damage was isolated to the bike. Only a small amount of smoke entered the living space.


Fire Sprinklers Prevent Fire from Spreading in Recycling Plant

ONALASKA, WI (July 11, 2019) –Fire sprinklers controlled a fire in the shredder area of an electronics recycling plant in Onalaska on July 9 at 8:40 a.m. Firefighters extinguished the fire a short time later. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries. Source: WXOW ABC News 19


Occupant Wakes Up During Kitchen Fire In Resort Condo As Fire Sprinkler Activates and Fully Extinguishes the Fire

VILLAGE OF LAKE DELTON, WI (June 9, 2019) – At approximately 6:00 p.m on Sunday, June 9, 2019, the Delton Fire Department was notified of a fire inside a condo unit at the Kalahari Resort. Upon arrival, firefighters confirmed that a kitchen fire had been fully extinguished by automatic fire sprinklers. An occupant asleep in the condo at the time of the fire stated that she woke up to flames [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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