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If the Hartford and Nashville nursing homes were equipped with automatic sprinklers
, "I don't even think we would have ever heard about them," Lathrop says.
One perspective is that automatic sprinkler
technology and compartments can best contain a fire.
had the house been fitted with automatic sprinklers
, the death would have been prevented.
PL101-391 is applicable to all places of public accommodation and requires that these properties are equipped with hard-wired, single-station smoke detectors in each guestroom, and an automatic sprinkler
system, with a sprinkler head in each guestroom.
Adequate and reliable fire safety can only be achieved in these facilities by spending the time and money to improve detection and compartmentation, in addition to installing and properly maintaining automatic sprinkler
said he has a bill in the works that would require every nursing home reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid to have full automatic sprinklers
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.
It is mystifying, given the scale of the problem and the threat to lives, that local education authorities have been reluctant to install 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.
The fire chief's order was upheld by the state Automatic Sprinkler
Appeals Board in May 2012.
If you tried to use an automatic sprinkler
in the valleys the ground is so steep the water would just wash away anyway, so why bother?
In addition, Gettler served as the secretary of the National Automatic Sprinkler
Industry, Pension and Welfare Funds with assets in excess of $4 billion, as well as acting as a Trustee on several other Taft-Harley Funds.
MacGillivray added: "In almost all cases where a fatal fire occurred in a dwelling house, had the house been fitted with an automatic sprinkler
system the death would have been prevented.
A neighbour said: "The fire itself was under control pretty quickly but it had activated the automatic sprinkler
system and no one could find a way of switching it off.