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2015 – Issue 2 – Fall

Fitchburg Apartment Saved by Retrofitted Fire Sprinkler System

Courtesy of Fitchburg Fire Department: While the Fitchburg Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at an apartment complex on Post Road on June 9, 2015,  the Dane County Communications Center advised firefighters that the fire alarm was activated due to a sprinkler alarm activation. Upon arrival, firefighters found there had been a grease...
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Burn Center Golf Invitational Celebrates 27 Years of Giving

On August 31, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA-WI) hosted 148 golfers and an additional 20 dinner guests at the 27th Annual Burn Center Golf Invitational (BCGI) at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva. This year, the BCGI raised approximately $87,000 to benefit the following programs and...
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Fall 2015 Edition)

October 2015 Madison Tommy Thompson Commerce Center Due to the quick response of a fire sprinkler system, no one was hurt in an overnight fire in the underground parking garage of the building. The sprinkler system extinguished the fire, which began when a power line shorted out in a storage room, and prevented the...
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NFSA Guide to Existing Antifreeze Systems

The National Fire Sprinkler Association has put together an antifreeze testing guide. This easy-to-follow, one-page guide is ideal for anyone who deals with antifreeze systems.
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Fire Sprinkler System Extinguishes Fire at Madison’s Tommy Thompson Commerce Center, Stark Contrast from Unsprinklered GEF-1 Fire in 2014

Due to the quick response of a fire sprinkler system, no one was hurt in an overnight fire on the morning of October 21, 2015, in the underground parking garage of the Tommy Thompson Commerce Center in Madison. The sprinkler system extinguished the fire, which began when a power line shorted out in a...
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Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act of 2015 is Filed in Congress

On September 22nd, Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) filed S. 2068 and Representatives Tom Reed (R- New York) and Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced H.R. 3591, the companion house legislation, to encourage building owners to invest in life-saving fire safety upgrades. The Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (FSIA) strengthens tax incentives for...
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