Sprinkler Contains Fire in Plymouth Meeting, PA Apartment

A special thanks to the NFSA members who reported this save! On January 14th, fire broke out at an apartment complex in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. According to the Harmonville, Pennsylvania Fire Department, the fire was quickly contained by the building's fire sprinkler system.

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Mauldin, South Carolina Fire at Mauldin Apartment Complex Held in Check by Sprinklers Until Fire Department Arrives

On Sunday, January 6th, the Mauldin, South Carolina Fire Department received a call for a fire at a local apartment complex. Fire Chief Bill Stewart reported that the fire started in a dryer on the third floor of one of the apartments. He went on to state that a fire sprinkler in the apartment contained the fire.

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Newly Installed Sprinkler System Contains Fire in Virginia, Minnesota Apartment

A newly installed fire sprinkler system was put to the test this week when a fire started in an apartment in Virginia, Minnesota. The fire started after a tealight was placed too far back on the shelf of a wood clock. The radiant heat from the candle was enough to set the fixture on fire.

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Using Sprinkler Saves for Positive Code Changes

A fire that is prevented saves time, money and lives. However, the downside of a sprinkler save is the un-newsworthiness of the event. As Dennis Grubb, former Orange County, California Fire Prevention Specialist, states in the 2004 OCFA Marble Mountain video, “Why you don’t hear about them saving lives is because it is a non-event…”.

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