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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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One Year After Mitchell Elementary School Fire: Are Students and Staff Any Safer?

One year ago, on February 27, 2014, Mitchell Elementary School in Racine suffered an overnight fire that caused the roof to collapse. Fire officials stated that fire sprinklers were only present in portions of the building, but not where the fire occurred. When Racine Unified School District officials decided to tear down and rebuild...
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Voters Choose Sprinklers After Oconto School Fire; Other Communities Must Follow

Following an April 2014 fire that caused over $5 million in damage at the unsprinklered Oconto High School building, Oconto Fire Chief Jack Mlnarik worked closely with Oconto Unified School District officials to educate them about the importance of installing fire sprinklers in its three aging buildings. Together, Chief Mlnarik and the Wisconsin Chapter...
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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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NFSA-WI Urges Racine School Board to Include Fire Sprinklers in Renovation of Fire-Ravaged Mitchell Elementary School

On February 27, an overnight fire at Mitchell Elementary School in Racine caused the roof to collapse; now students will be bused to another location indefinitely. According to fire officials, fire sprinklers were present in portions of the building, but not where the fire occurred. Dan Gengler, retired fire official and regional manager for...
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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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