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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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Record of Success: Fire Sprinklers Save Fond du Lac’s Mercury Marine for Third Time in Three Years

On the night of April 27, the fire sprinkler system at Fond du Lac marine propulsion manufacturer, Mercury Marine, continued its record of success in suppressing fires by controlling a fire in a dust collector until fire crews arrived. Due to the quick response of the fire sprinkler system, no one was injured in...
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Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Pays Off After Devastating Apartment Fire

Courtesy of St. Francis Fire Department: During the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day 2016, a fire broke out on the third-floor balcony of a 36-unit apartment building. The fire began to grow in size until the sprinkler system activated. The St. Francis Fire Department responded along with law enforcement. When law enforcement arrived...
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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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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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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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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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Fire Sprinklers at Work (Spring 2011 Edition)

Fire Sprinklers at Work (Spring 2011 Edition)

2010 OCTOBER Bowling Alley Mount Pleasant South Shore firefighters responded to a call about a fire at the Paradise Lanes Bowling alley.  The fire started behind the bowling lanes near the mechanical area in the corner of the building. South Shore Fire Chief Bill Bouma told the Racine Journal Times “the bowling alley could...
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