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Successful Activations (Fall 2018 Edition)

SEPTEMBER 2018

Single fire sprinkler saves Whiteside County East Courthouse

STERLING, IL (Sept. 13, 2018) —A single fire sprinkler activated and put out a fire in the bathroom of the 4th floor apartment of a 20-unit building above the Whiteside County East Courthouse. According to the Sterling Fire Chief Gary Cook, if it was not for the sprinkler, life and property would have been lost. The courtrooms were open for business the next day.

Source: Sterling Fire Department Press Release

 

Sprinklers prevent major damage at Peoria Sam’s Club

PEORIA, IL (Sept. 10, 2018) — One sprinkler head activated and kept a fire under control before crews arrived at a Peoria Sam’s Club. Fire crews were called the store and found light smoke coming from the side doors of the building. The fire originated in the kitchen area, but it remains under investigation. There were no injuries, and all employees and customers were safely evacuated. The store was temporarily closed, and there was an estimated $1 million in product damage.

Source: Peoria Journal Star

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