Translation

Kitchen fire kept under control thanks to fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. A recent fire in Connecticut could have been much worse if not for fire sprinklers. A kitchen fire at a Fairfield residence on August 23 was successfully contained by the overhead sprinklers, limiting damage to just two of the 54 apartments, according to the Fairfield Citizen. The Fairfield Fire Department’s Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood issued the following statement in the wake of the event: “The occupants of the building were extremely lucky that this building had sprinklers and that the sprinklers kept the fire in check. The damage would have been much worse had there not been sprinklers.” Thwarting greater…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Two recent home fire incidents underscore the life-saving power of working smoke alarms

By Susan McKelvey A family of eight was able to safely escape an overnight fire in their Phoenix, AZ, home…

Radio PSAs about replacing smoke alarms helps to reinforce this year’s Fire Prevention Week Theme

By nfpa@jiveon.com Last week more than 12,000 radio stations were sent two public service announcements (PSAs) reminding listeners “Don’t Wait.…

NFPA launches Fire Protection Engineering Support Fund at Oklahoma State University, University of Maryland and Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards, has created…