* For fire sprinkler facts, check out the National Fire Sprinkler Association's website, which has additional educational articles dealing with automatic sprinklers
Both Lathrop and Fasano noted that the nursing home industry supports the installation of automatic sprinklers
One perspective is that automatic sprinkler
technology and compartments can best contain a fire.
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler
Co., one of the world's largest producers of automatic fire sprinklers and sprinkler system control equipment, renewed for 65,000 s/f at 103 Fairview Park Drive.
Chief inspector of fire services Keith MacGillivray called for more automatic sprinkler
systems to be installed in homes.
The green areas in the development boasts gardens, pedestrian paths and recreational areas, with a programmed automatic sprinkler
system and interior lighting.
Although automatic sprinkler
systems have been in use in the United States since 1874, and have a proven record of protecting life and property, a number of common misconceptions still exist about their operation and effectiveness.
But if your home has an automatic sprinkler
or drip irrigation system, the threat of freezing temperatures needs to be taken seriously, and not just because of the possibility of bursting pipes.
The machine, called the Banbury, was processing a 1,000lb load of rubber at the tyre plant in Stafford Road, just before 10 am yesterday, when it caught fire, setting off an automatic sprinkler
That is why it is essential to have redundant protection systems and a balanced fire protection design approach in these facilities, rather than relying mainly on automatic sprinkler
systems and nursing staff for rescue.
An estimated 20 to 30 percent of nursing homes nationwide do not have full automatic sprinkler
protection, the report noted.
Earlier this month, leaders of the Tyne & Wear Fire Authority pointed out that an automatic sprinkler
system would stop a fire spreading, greatly reducing the risk of severe damage.
Fire service officials estimated it would cost about pounds 5,000 to fit a small primary school with an automatic sprinkler
In the December 2000 article, "Altitude Recovery," I saw no mention of automatic sprinkler
protection installed in the highly valued computer operations center.