Traduction

Home modifications hamper sprinkler activation

By Fred Durso, Jr. An unfortunate lesson was learned in Maryland, a state with sprinkler ordinances in all of its counties. During a recent fire in a sprinkler-protected home in the city of Bowie, modifications to the home hampered the sprinkler’s performance, resulting in fire injuries to the homeowners. According to a news release by the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), a dropped ceiling blocked the fire sprinklers, thus impacting its ability to perform. “Sprinkler systems in houses are essentially maintenance free,” said Jason Webb, NFSA’s director of Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance. “But when you make modifications that block the fire sprinklers, you have

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Fire departments exemplify easeand impactof initiating educational campaign in support of home fire sprinklers

Par Fred Durso, Jr. In recent months, Floridians have been getting more than a dose of the sun’s warmth. Le…

Legislation jeopardizing Maryland’s sprinkler law and the advocates fighting it underscored in new video

Par Fred Durso, Jr. Ron Siarnicki with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation stands with the Maryland fire service during a

Educator of the Year receives key to the city

By Lisa Braxton When Lt. Annmarie Pickett, public education officer for the Worcester Fire Department in Massachusetts, was told by