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08/04/2010
Virginia apartment fire kept under control by sprinkler
8/4/2010 - Chesapeake, Va., fire crews are on the scene of an apartment fire in southern Deep Creek, near the Dismal Swamp. Capt. Mike Thibeault said an automatic sprinkler system kept the fire under control until firefighters arrived. No word yet on what caused the fire.


08/04/2010
Sprinklers assist firefighters in Hampton, NH, motel fire
8/4/2010 - Firefighters knocked down a blaze that broke out on the second floor laundry room of the Flagship Motor Court motel in Hampton Beach, N.H. Fire Inspector John True credited the sprinkler system—which had just recently been installed—with containing the fire until crews arrived.


08/04/2010
Pa. paper company fire put out by sprinklers
8/4/2010 - A fire broke out at a paper company in North Strabane Township, Pa. Investigators said all International Paper workers were able to make it out of the building without injury. The fire could have been a lot worse but the sprinkler system was activated, which put the fire out before it spread to a room filled with tons of paper, authorities said. The cause of the fire is being investigated.


08/04/2010
Fire sprinklers save children's museum
8/4/2010 - Fire sprinklers extinguished a fire at the Madison, Wis., Children's Museum. The sprinklers are credited with saving the building and its exhibits from major smoke and fire damage.


07/22/2010
Ohio senior citizen apartment fire extinguished by sprinklers
7/22/2010 - An apartment fire in a senior citizen housing complex in downtown Troy, Ohio, is believed to have been caused by a male resident who was smoking while on home oxygen. The fire damage was contained to one room on the second floor. Fire crews said a sprinkler system was able to extinguish the blaze.


07/22/2010
Des Moines, Iowa, fire contained by sprinklers
7/22/2010 - Fire department officials say a small fire at the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines, Iowa, was caused by a clothes dryer. The dryer likely ignited because of heavy accumulation of lint and being packed with towels, officials said. The sprikler system activated to contain the blaze, and no injuries were reported.


07/22/2010
Sprinklers help put out Phoenix pawn shop fire
7/22/2010 - Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that started at a Phoenix pawn shop. When officers arrived on the scene, they noticed heavy smoke through a glass window and then called the Phoenix Fire Department. Firefighters responded and had the fire under control within 30 minutes with the help of the sprinkler system. There were no injuries.


07/22/2010
St. Charles, Ill., will wait on requiring sprinklers in new homes
7/22/2010 - With many homebuilders showing up to the recent St. Charles, Ill., City Council meeting, the city voted to wait on requiring the installation of fire sprinkler system in townhouses and one or two family homes until 2012. The ordinance, which was passed by a 6-2 vote and states builders will be required to install the systems on Jan. 1, 2012, will be under the watchful eye of the city council after aldermen also voted to direct the city staff to draft a brochure telling new home buyers of an option to have a sprinkler system installed.


07/22/2010
AFSA 2010 update: Early bird rate ends July 23!
7/22/2010 - Early bird rate ends July 23, so make your plans and register for the AFSA 2010 Annual Convention & Exhibition today to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. You'll save $100 off the regular price (if you're an AFSA member) until the Friday, July 23, deadline. The AFSA 2010 Convention & Exhibition will be held September 29-October 3 in Providence, R.I. Don't delay; register today!


07/22/2010
Sprinklers requirement for new homes sparks debate in N.M.
7/22/2010 - The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) met in Aztec, N.M., for a heated public meeting about proposed state regulations requiring the installation of fire sprinklers in newly constructed houses. State Fire Marshal John Standefer supports the sprinkler requirement, saying similar regulations for commercial buildings and schools have saved lives.



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