2012 – Issue 2 – Fall/Winter

Fire Prevention Week Educational Activities Highlighted Importance of Fire Sprinklers

Fire sprinklers played a large role in this year’s National Fire Prevention Week messaging and information that reached thousands of Wisconsin residents from October 7–13. At the beginning of Fire Prevention Week, NFSA Regional Manager Bob Kleinheinz appeared on the “Sunday Sip” program of WTMJ-AM 620 radio. During his interview, he talked about the important role fire sprinklers play in protecting life and property in schools, hotels, campus housing, public [...]


Notes from NFSA Regional Manager Bob Kleinheinz

We are nearing the holidays and the end of 2012. It is a time at which many of us enjoy friends and family and create memories, but unfortunately it is also the time of year in which home fires increase, mostly caused by cooking or improperly used holiday decorations. Cooking is the cause of nearly half of residential building fires year-round, and there is an even more increased incidence of [...]


Fire Sprinklers At Work (Fall/Winter 2012 Edition)

Update: Since October 18, 2011 October 2011 Paper Company Town of Menasha Town of Menasha firefighters were called to Clearwater Paper for a report of a fire in a paper machine. According to the Post Crescent, Fire Chief Keith Kiesow said the fire originated in a tissue machine and was largely put out by an overhead sprinkler. Crews from the neighboring Town of Neenah Fire Department also responded. No injuries [...]


NFSA Offers Continuing Education Courses Throughout the Year

The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) provides continuing education opportunities to meet the needs of everyone from the fire sprinkler industry professional to the newcomer. Seminars from well-known sprinkler industry leaders provide focused training for sprinkler contractors, system designers and Authority Having Jurisdiction. Courses are offered in a variety of ways, whether through live or recorded video, online, or on site in Wisconsin. They are offered from one- to multiple-day [...]


New Guide Clears Up Confusion About Home Fire Sprinkler Water Supply & Usage

In communities across the U.S. and Canada, a growing number of one- and two-family homes are being built with fire sprinkler systems. But when questions and confusion arise about water supply, they can hamper installations and result in needless costs to homeowners. To answer common questions about sprinkler technology and provide detailed information about its life-safety and environmental benefits, the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has developed Understanding Water [...]


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