2012 – Issue 1 – Summer

Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations Provide Education about the Power of Fire and the Benefits of Home Fire Sprinklers

It is the time of the year when many fire departments are hosting or planning fire safety events within their communities. While printed educational materials are excellent resources and can be taken home by participants for reference, providing a live demonstration at events emphasizes fire safety and protection and adds an even more dramatic and effective element to public education events. Annually, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler [...]


Notes from NFSA Regional Manager Bob Kleinheinz

Summer is here and a lot has been happening since the beginning of the year. The Wisconsin Residential Fire Sprinkler Coalition held their second annual summit, which was a huge success with double the attendees when compared with last year’s inaugural event. Plans for the third annual summit are underway, so stay tuned for more information in the next few months. To read more about the topics covered, see the [...]


Pewaukee High School Expansion Means Greater Fire Safety Presence

The Pewaukee High School is undergoing major renovations, which in turn means extended fire protection in the form of a fire sprinkler system. The high school is converting existing rooms so that they can serve different purposes than that which they were originally intended — essentially creating entirely new spaces — as well as constructing new rooms. According to the fire sprinkler project manager, the old gymnasium is to become [...]


Participation in Second Annual Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit Is a Success

Rich Walke with Underwriters Laboratories spoke with attendees about the importance of residential fire sprinklers and today's homes built with lightweight construction. The Wisconsin Residential Fire Sprinkler Coalition (WRFSC) hosted its Second Annual Fire Sprinkler Summit in May, providing a full day of fire sprinkler education. “It was another success this year with more than double the attendees when compared to last year. It was great to see [...]


Town Board Recognizes Importance of Fire Sprinklers and Amends Ordinance

When Fire Chief Dave Bloom approached the Town of Madison board to amend an ordinance for retrofitting existing buildings with fire sprinklers, an unfortunate situation occurred a few hours later that affirmed the need for fire sprinkler protection. Approximately six hours after a town board meeting at which Chief Bloom first approached the board with the recommendation to amend the town’s fire sprinkler ordinance and include sprinkler protection in certain [...]


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