2017 – Issue 2 – Summer

Reducing Risk: Water Supply & Fire Department Access

(Appeared in June 2017 issue of The Dispatcher) There have been some recent questions and confusion regarding fire flow calculations for water supply. Fire flow calculations are made to assure there is enough available water for firefighting at specific structures. While there are five separate mathematical formulas to estimate the amount of water needed, there is no single “correct” method for establishing fire flow in the structural fire protection world. [...]


Help HFSC Raise Money for Fire Sprinkler Display Box

Concept only. Final will be developed once fundraising goal is reached. What's in the box?... A fire sprinkler to assist your fire department with public education and media outreach efforts. The Home Fire Sprinkler's Coalition's fire sprinkler display box shows how home fire sprinklers work. HFSC is raising funds to offer this powerful new educational display to the fire service - at no cost - as a way [...]


Fire Sprinklers At Work (Summer 2017 Edition)

July 2017 Madison Dumpster Fire East-Side Complex Garage Firefighters responded to 1606 Fordem Avenue to investigate an alarm activation. Residents were standing outside as Engine 3’s crew separated to check all three floors and the garage. A slight haze of smoke was found inside a garbage store room, and a sprinkler  had been activated. A dumpster was flooded with water with evidence that its contents had burned. Three other [...]