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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,...
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Building Safety Month: Invest in Technology for Safety

Each year, the month of May is recognized as Building Safety Month worldwide. The public awareness campaign, which was founded by the International Code Council, is designed to “help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building...
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NFSA Members Can Vote in the 2016 ICC Group B Codes

From the National Fire Sprinkler Association: The new code development cycle is in full swing. This is a call-to-action to become an International Code Council (ICC) member by March of 2016. The specific deadline in March has not been posted by ICC yet, but do not delay because this is the key fire sprinkler...
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Register: WI Fire Sprinkler Coalition Summit (Sept. 9)

On September 9, 2015, the newly formed Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition will host a fire sprinkler summit at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The summit will provide valuable information about the benefits of residential fire sprinklers to homeowners, legislators, builders, architects, fire service, and building code officials. The cost to attend the summit...
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Injuries to Firefighter and Civilians in Racine House Fire Reveal Shortfalls of Fire & Building Codes

An electrical failure in a bedroom wall outlet of a Racine home was the suspected cause of an overnight fire on July 30 that caused injuries to three adults and one firefighter. The adult residents were transported to the hospital after suffering from minor burns and/or smoke inhalation, while the firefighter was treated for...
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Building Safety Month Focuses on Fire Sprinkler Protection

This May, jurisdictions across the United States will celebrate advances in constructing safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient buildings and homes as part of the International Code Council‘s (ICC) national Building Safety Month. For the last 34 years, the Building Safety Month campaign has focused on improving public safety by increasing awareness about how building...
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Center for Public Safety Excellence to Begin Accrediting Fire Sprinkler Installers

Recognizing the importance of fire sprinklers as a means to significantly reduce deaths and the costs of residential fires, the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) Board of Directors approved plans to offer a new accreditation program for installers of residential fire sprinkler systems on June 21, 2013. Modeled on the accreditation model of...
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While Fire Hydrant Failed, Home Fire Sprinklers Could Have Prevented Fire Death in Ashland

A fire hydrant failed while fire crews were on scene to battle an early morning house fire in the City of Ashland on Sunday, May 12, that claimed the life of one person. The fire hydrant was plugged with metal debris that kept it from functioning properly, so firefighters had to use valuable time...
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7-Year-Old Dies in Milwaukee Fire; No Smoke Alarms Present

An early morning house fire in the City of Milwaukee on Saturday, February 16, has claimed the life of a 7-year-old boy. Firefighters revived him twice on the scene, but he succumbed to smoke inhalation on Sunday, February 17. Fire officials say there were no smoke alarms present in the home. Bob Kleinheinz, regional...
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Cassian Home Fire Fatality Highlights Risks of Fires in Rural Areas

A house fire in the rural Town of Cassian on Tuesday, February 12, claimed the lives of the two homeowners, a 53-year-old female, who is the Oneida County jail administrator, and her 55-year-old husband. Reports from the United States Fire Administration mark the fatalities as the eighth and ninth residential fire fatalities and the...
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Tragic Home Fires in Princeton & Sigel Highlight Need for Home Fire Sprinklers, Especially for High-Risk Populations and Rural Areas

On Tuesday, February 5, a house fire in the rural Town of Princeton claimed the life of a woman, who is believed to be the 66-year-old homeowner. This happened less than a week after a house fire in the rural Town of Sigel, which claimed the life of an elderly couple and their 38-year-old...
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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...
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