Fire Sprinkler Saves

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Fire Sprinklers at Work – Successful Activations

If you have a fire sprinkler save to report, please contact NFSA-WI State Coordinator Marty King at (414) 531-9542.

2019 Successful Activations

Fire Sprinkler Kept Fire From Spreading In a Trash Collection Room at Apartment Complex

BROOKFIELD, WI (July 13, 2019) – A fire sprinkler contained a dumpster fire in a 120 unit three-story apartment building parking garage located on Riverbirch Drive in Brookfield on Saturday, July 13 at 5:42 p.m. The fire started in a dumpster in a trash collection room.

Firefighters extinguished the fire that was caused by improper disposal of smoking materials. The structure and building sustained no smoke, heat or water damage.

“This was an absolute textbook example of the effectiveness of automatic sprinkler systems in protecting occupants in a large, multi-family dwelling.” said Deputy Chief Erdman, Brookfield Fire Department.

Source: Brookfield Fire Department


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



2018 Successful Activations

Summer 2017 Edition

  • Dycora Transitional Health & Living (Watertown), Dycora Transitional Health & Living (Glendale), Wire Works Apartments (Appleton), Lucky Apartments High-Rise (Madison), Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies (Rice Lake), Apartment Building (Madison)

Spring 2017 Edition

  • Slumberland Furniture (Madison), Lincoln School Apartments (Racine), HFI Fluid Power Products (Racine), Stepping Stone Apartments (Wisconsin Dells), Normandy Apartments (Madison)

Fall 2016 Edition

  • Expera Specialty Solutions (Kaukauna), Toys “R” Us (Brookfield), Apartment Building (Madison), Harborside Commons Senior Apartments (Kenosha), Multifamily Building (Oak Creek), Apartment (Denmark), Shopko (Madison), Madison Kipp Corporation (Sun Prairie), Office Building (Madison)

Summer 2016 Edition

  • Kangaroo Milwaukee (Milwaukee), Dragon I (Madison), Industrial Building (Jackson), Presto Absorbent Products (Eau Claire), Apartment (Manitowoc), Apartment (Madison), Apartment (Madison), University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center (Kenosha), Manufacturing Plant (Brookfield)

Spring 2016 Edition

  • YWCA (Madison), Radisson Hotel (Madison), Century City Lofts (Milwaukee), Mercury Marine (Fond du Lac), Marine Technology (Ashwaubenon), Apartment (Appleton), Epiphany-Rose Office Building (Appleton), La Chimenea (Germantown), Park Place Tech (Milwaukee), Our House Senior Living (Rice Lake), Apartment Building (St. Francis), Cascades Tissue Group (Eau Claire), Dave & Busters (Wauwatosa), Jersey Mike’s (Wauwatosa), Badger Corrugating (La Crosse), Worzalla Publishing (Stevens Point)

Fall 2015 Edition

  • Tommy Thompson Commerce Center (Madison), Madison Kipp Corporation (Sun Prairie), Edgewater Hotel (Madison), Mercury Marine (Fond du Lac)

Summer 2015 Edition

  • Huebsch Linen Services (Eau Claire), YWCA (Madison), Multifamily Residence (Madison), Strip Mall Business (Osh Kosh), Apartment (Madison), Apartment (Osh Kosh), Tabor Oaks Assisted Living (Madison), Bamboo House (Plover), The Cove of Lake Geneva (Lake Geneva), Metal Refinishing Company (Eau Claire), Owens Industries (Oak Creek), Warehouse (Ashwaubenon), Seester’s Mexican Cantina (Pewaukee)

Summer 2014 Edition

  • Kersten Lumber (Birnamwood), Apartment Building (Madison), Tower Apartments at Oakwood Village West (Madison), Enviro Tire Management (Green Bay), Waste Management (Germantown), Capital Newspapers (Madison), New Fountain Apartments (Fitchburg), Strip Mall (Milwaukee), Yahara River View Apartments (Madison)

Spring 2014 Edition

  • Glacier Hills Apartment Building (Madison), McCain Foods (Appleton), Milwaukee Country Club (Milwaukee), Pierce Manufacturing (Appleton), Riverwalk Place (Appleton), St. John’s Apartments (Eau Claire)

Fall/Winter 2013 Edition

  • Apartment Building (Brown Deer), Apartment Building (Grand Chute), Apartment Building (Madison), Best Western (Eau Claire), Cascade Tissue Group (Eau Claire), Coventry Retirement Community (Madison), Emerson Hall Apartments (Beloit), Harbor House (Appleton), Mercury Marine (Fond du Lac), McMynn Tower Apartments (Racine), Office Building (Appleton), Pullmans (Appleton), Quad/Graphics (Lomira), Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub (Lake Geneva), TTM Technologies (Chippewa Falls)

Spring/Summer 2013 Edition

  • Cortland Commons Apartments (Madison), County Inn & Suites (West Bend), Elizabeth Residence (Bayside), KJ’s Curry Bowl (Madison), Multifamily Senior Living Facility (Menomonee Falls), Pinedale Apartments (Onalaska), Quad Med (Sussex), St. Joseph Nursing Home (La Crosse), Trinity Senior Community (Madison), University of Wisconsin Medical Sciences Building (Madison)

2012 Edition

  • American Aluminum Extrusion (Beloit), Apartment (Madison), Apartment Building (Pleasant Prairie), Applebee’s (Menomonee Falls), Aramark Uniform Service (Madison), Clearwater Paper (Menasha), Commercial Building (Fitchburg), F. Ziegler Manufacturing Solutions (North Fond du Lac), Horizon Elementary School (Sun Prairie), Humane Manufacturing (Janesville), Multi-Use Building (Eau Claire), Pick ‘n Save (Fond du Lac), Radisson Hotel (Menomonee Falls), Residential Garage (Madison), Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center (Sturgeon Bay), Vollrath Company (Sheboygan), Warehouse (Edgerton), Wasabi Restaurant (Brookfield), Waterview Senior Apartments (Sheboygan), Williams Town Bay Apartments (McFarland)

Fall 2011 Edition

  • Apartment Building (Sun Prairie), Multifamily Building (West Allis), Strip Mall (Sun Prairie)

Spring 2011 Edition

  • Apartment (West Bend), Dejno’s Inc. (Antigo), Kenworth Truck Company (Oak Creek), La Quinta Inn (Wausau), Paradise Lanes Bowling (Mount Pleasant), Park Towers (Eau Claire), Prairie Landings Apartments (Sharon)

Please see archived Fire Sprinkler Times print newsletters for fire sprinkler saves in Wisconsin prior to 2011.

Successful fire sprinkler activation

Successful fire sprinkler activation in an apartment fire in Waukesha.