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Catastrophe averted by residential sprinkler activation in Canada

By Fred Durso, Jr. The outcome to a recent fire would have been vastly different had the residence been devoid of sprinklers, says Fire Chief Bill Higgs with the Sechelt Fire Department in British Columbia. His deduces that his department and three others would have responded to the blaze, with suppression efforts probably taking up half the day. Then there’s the painstaking fire investigation, demolition, and rebuilding that might last months, maybe more. More traumatizing would have been any deaths or injuries at the scene. Here’s what actually occurred: sprinklers immediately activated following a grease fire in the kitchen. Upon the Sechelt Fire Department’s…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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