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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 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 developed for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to educate about builder/developer home fire sprinkler incentives. Funded through a FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety grant, HFSC’s new program helps increase awareness about trade ups or incentives that can be offered when all homes [...]


Potential large structure fire controlled by fire sprinkler system

RACINE, WI- (January 15, 2019) -A potentially large structure fire was kept at bay due to an active fire sprinkler in Racine, Racine Fire officials said in a release issued Wednesday. At 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, January 15th, the Racine Fire Department was dispatched to the 1500 block of Rapids Drive for an active fire alarm. During the investigation a small, smoky fire was located inside of a tenant's woodshop. The [...]


Third Red Bulb Overnight Fire Controlled by Sprinklers

APPLETON, WI (December 23, 2018) - The Appleton Fire Department added a third red bulb to the wreath as a result of an overnight fire for the 2018 Keep the Wreath Green Campaign. On Saturday, December 22, 2018 at approximately 1:27 am, Appleton Fire Department units were dispatched to 2420 E. Peter St. for a report of a fire in an apartment building. Additional information upon dispatch was that the [...]


Oak Creek apartment fire extinguished by fire sprinklers

OAK CREEK, WI (December 19, 2018) - The evening of December 19th, the Oak Creek Fire Department responded to a report of an apartment fire in a multifamily building. Upon arrival, crews found that the fire had been controlled and extinguished by the fire sprinkler system. The cause of the fire was from unattended cooking; restricted to the cooking vessel and no extension was found to the structure. Occupants were [...]


Apartment fire extinguished quickly by fire sprinkler system

WEST BEND, WI (September 29, 2018) - On Sept. 29 at 7:43 pm, the West Bend Police Department and the West Bend Fire Department were dispatched to a stove fire at the Amity Apartments on Main Street. Upon arrival, it was noticed that the fire was quickly extinguished by the fire sprinkler system. The apartment renter reported she left a pan of grease on the stove unattended, which then started [...]


Texas Road House restaurant fire kept from spreading by fire sprinklers

JANESVILLE, WI ( September 14, 2018) - Fire sprinklers prevented a fire from spreading inside the Texas Road House restaurant in Janesville. According to Battalion Chief Chris Lukas, the Janesville Fire Department received a call at 12:17 a.m. on Friday morning that flames and smoke were visible. The fire was limited to the building’s exterior. Firefighters put out the fire within minutes of arriving. Sprinklers did activate and kept the [...]


Fire sprinklers kept parking garage fire at bay

CITY OF MADISON, WI  (September 12, 2018) - On September 12, 2018 a fire sprinkler contained a fire that started in a moped in an underground parking garage on Bedford Street in Madison. Firefighters found smoke coming from the garage. Ladder Company 1 entered the parking area where a sprinkler activated keeping the fire at bay. Ladder 1 extinguished the remaining fire with a water can extinguisher and began ventilating [...]


Dormitory fire contained by fire sprinkler

LACROSSE, WI (August 10, 2018) - On Thursday, August 9th at 6:47p.m. the La Crosse Fire Department was dispatched to a call at UW-La Crosse for a fire in a dormitory. Upon arrival there was moderate smoke on the first floor of the building. One sprinkler had discharged and extinguished the fire. There was minimal fire and smoke damage. The hall was closed at the time and no students were [...]

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