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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....
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Spring 2017 Edition)

March 2017 Madison Slumberland Furniture The fire sprinkler system activated and contained a fire in the clearance storage area of the furniture store to a 30-by-30-foot area. Firefighters only took two minutes to extinguish the remaining fire. The preliminary determination was that an electrical fault may have been the cause. Ed Ruckriegel, Fire Marshal,...
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Fall/Winter 2016 Edition)

December 2016 Waukesha Municipal Garage The fire sprinkler system at the city’s municipal garage confined a fire in a dump truck. Firefighters used a small water can to fully extinguish the fire. The remainder of the city’s snow and heavy equipment fleet was not damaged by the fire. No injuries were reported. City of...
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Summer 2016 Edition)

September 2016 Milwaukee Kangaroo Milwaukee The fire sprinkler system in the family-friendly entertainment facility contained an early morning fire as fire crews responded. WDJT-TV Madison Dragon I An automatic fire sprinkler system saved the downtown Asian fusion restaurant from a kitchen fire. The fire began due to what was thought to be a plastic...
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Spring 2016 Edition)

May 2016   Madison YWCA The fire sprinkler system in the building prevented a fire in a fifth-floor hallway from spreading, allowing residents to escape unharmed and limiting fire damage to only $25,000. All residents were able to return to the building. Last June, a fire sprinkler save occurred on the exact same floor...
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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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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 Sprinklers At Work (Summer 2015 Edition)

Fire Sprinklers At Work (Summer 2015 Edition)

June 2015 Eau Claire Huebsch Linen Services A fire that occurred in some uniforms and rags at the uniform company’s building was kept small by the fire sprinkler system until fire crews arrived on scene. Damage was estimated at only $20,000. WEAU-TV   Madison YWCA The building’s fire sprinkler system helped prevent major damage...
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Summer 2014 Edition)

Fire Sprinklers At Work (Summer 2014 Edition)

August 2014 Birnamwood Kersten Lumber The fire sprinkler system helped control most of a fire in the back of the saw mill. The fire appeared to be caused by electrical. No one was hurt and no lumber was affected. WSAW-TV July 2014 Town of Madison Apartment Building A fire sprinkler contained put out most...
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Fire Sprinkler System Prevents Repeat of Major Fire at Madison Apartment Complex

Courtesy of City of Madison Fire Department press release: On July 14, 2007, a fire caused $3.5 million damage to a 41-unit building in the Glacier Hills apartment complex in the City of Madison. The building was a total loss, all of the residents were displaced and one firefighter suffered a hand injury. Fire...
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Spring 2014 Edition)

March 2014 Appleton Riverwalk Place The apartment building’s fire sprinkler system extinguished a kitchen fire in a second-floor unit before fire crews arrived. The fire began when a simmering stovetop potpourri overheated, ignited and spread to an over-the-range microwave. No one was injured. Appleton Post-Crescent February 2014 Eau Claire St. John’s Apartments The fire...
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Fatality in Madison Apartment Fire Highlights Neighboring Town’s Fire Sprinkler Ordinance

On October 16, a fire in an unsprinklered apartment building in the City of Madison claimed the life of one middle-aged male. The tragic event is an unfortunate reminder of the lack of fire sprinkler protection in older multifamily dwellings throughout the State of Wisconsin, but also highlights a neighboring town’s actions to prevent...
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Fire Prevention Week: Recent Fires in Wisconsin Highlight Importance of State’s Fire Sprinkler Requirements for New Multifamily Dwellings

Over the last month leading up to National Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12), the amount of fires in Wisconsin occurring in older multifamily dwellings that are not protected with fire sprinklers has steadily increased, leaving dozens of occupants displaced and communities rallying to provide occupants with everyday necessities and shelter. September 11 – City...
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Fall/Winter 2013 Edition)

Fire Sprinklers At Work (Fall/Winter 2013 Edition)

November 2013 Grand Chute Apartment Building The fire sprinkler system in the two-story apartment building extinguished a garage fire before fire crews arrived. The damage from the fire, which began in the engine compartment of a car, did not affect the building. Jesse Pickett, Fire Prevention Specialist, Grand Chute Fire Department Lomira Quad/Graphics Along...
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Fire Sprinklers at Work (Spring/Summer 2013 Edition)

Fire Sprinklers at Work (Spring/Summer 2013 Edition)

May 2013 City of Madison KJ’s Curry Bowl Fire sprinklers held a fire in check in the kitchen of the restaurant that was just days away from opening. Firefighters were able to complete the extinguishment within five minutes of their arrival. No one was in the restaurant at the time of the fire. The...
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Fire Sprinklers At Work (Fall/Winter 2012 Edition)

Update: Since October 18, 2011 October 2011 Paper Company Town of Menasha Town of Menasha firefighters were called to Clearwater Paper for a report of a fire in a paper machine. According to the Post Crescent, Fire Chief Keith Kiesow said the fire originated in a tissue machine and was largely put out by...
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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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Wisconsin Apprenticeship Program Celebrates 100 Years

Wisconsin Apprenticeship Program Celebrates 100 Years

From June 12 – 14, 2011, the Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council and the Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards will be hosting a 100th Anniversary of Apprenticeship Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, recognizing Wisconsin’s Registered Apprenticeship programs, formed by the nation’s first modern apprenticeship law. The law has been a model for the...
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