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08/18/2010
Sprinklers contain Illinois condo fire
8/18/2010 - No one was injured after a fire broke out in the trash room of a downtown Palatine, Ill., condominium building. The sprinkler system activated and kept the fire in check, limiting damage to the dumpsters, sprinkler system components and some trash room wiring, authorities said.


08/18/2010
Sprinkler stops Virginia apartment fire
8/18/2010 - Sprinklers helped douse a kitchen fire in a three-story apartment building in Dumfries, Va., fire officials said. A pan of cooking oil left on a stovetop sparked the blaze. A single sprinkler activated by the heat quickly stopped the spread of the fire.


08/18/2010
Sprinklers save Roseville, Calif., Yamaha from blaze
8/18/2010 - The Roseville, Calif., Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Roseville Yamaha after witnesses reported visible smoke and flames in the building, fire officials said. When firefighters arrived, they found that the sprinkler system extinguished the fire and the damage was contained to the room of origin.


08/18/2010
AFSA Webinar 8/26 - Free to members!
8/18/2010 - The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to present "Challenges in Seismic Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems" Thursday, Aug. 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central. This 1.5-hour Webinar will be presented for free to all AFSA members, as part of the AFSA Economic Relief Program introduced Aug. 1, 2009, now extended through December 2010.


08/18/2010
Sprinkler system douses small fire in Fairbanks, Alaska
8/18/2010 - Employees and customers in the Sadler's Home Furnishing Building in Fairbanks, Alaska, had an unexpected 45-minute smoke break when smoke from a fire in a stairwell storage area set off fire alarms. Fairbanks Fire Department personnel responded to the smoky aftermath of the small blaze, which was put out by a fire sprinkler before their arrival.


08/18/2010
SprinklerAge Weekly NewsBrief App available
8/18/2010 - AFSA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create SprinklerAge Weekly NewsBrief, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. SprinklerAge Weekly NewsBrief is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you can add the AFSA feed from the "Specialized Trades and Industries" section. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. For those without iPhones, not to worry. We also have Blackberry and Droid versions. For Blackberry users, visit the Blackberry App World and search "MultiBriefs." Droid users can go to the Android Marketplace and search "MultiBriefs."


08/18/2010
NFPA issues Standards Council decision on antifreeze systems in residential occupancies
8/18/2010 - August 16, 2010, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council issued a decision on the proposed Tentative Interim Amendments regarding antifreeze in residential fire sprinkler systems. The council's decision is to "… prohibit the use of antifreeze solutions within all NFPA 13D applications and within the dwelling unit portions of NFPA 13 and NFPA 13R sprinkler systems." However, the Standards Council also directed that the responsible technical committees conduct further activities in regard to this question.


08/04/2010
Salisbury, Md., readies to require in-home sprinklers
8/4/2010 - A new code requiring fire sprinklers in single-family homes could soon be law in Salisbury, Md., city limits. The City Council has not made any significant amendments to the International Building Code of 2009, the model code that contains the provision, and is scheduled to adopt it during an Aug. 9, meeting.


08/04/2010
Sprinklers contain Charlotte, NC, car fire
8/4/2010 - A car fire in the underground parking deck of the Omni Hotel in uptown Charlotte prompted the temporary closure of North College Street, Charlotte Fire Department officials said. There were no injuries. The sprinkler system contained the fire


08/04/2010
Sprinkler system controls fire in Texas hospital laundry room
8/4/2010 - A fire sprinkler helped to keep a fire in the laundry room at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas, under control. Longview firefighters responded to the hospital and connected to the built-in fire protection system and supported the sprinkler system.



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