Category Archives: Hospital/Care Facility

Sprinkler system contains medical center fire to laundry area (Duluth, GA)

A fire that occurred at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth on Saturday was contained to the laundry area.  A hospital spokeswoman said the fire was contained quickly due to an effective sprinkler system and hospital employees who used four fire extinguishers.  Workers who helped keep the fire from spreading were evaluated in the emergency room and are in good condition.Continue Reading »

Hospital fire extinguished by fire sprinklers (Clearwater, FL)

A fire that began in a patient’s room at Morton Plant Hospital could have had a more devastating outcome had fire sprinklers not been present. Fire crews received the call about the fire at 8:16 a.m., and when they arrived three minutes later, the fire sprinkler system had already put out the flames.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system aids firefighters in hospital fire (Kamploops, BC)

A fire that broke out in a hosptal caused “a full emergency response because of the life risk,” said Fire Chief Dave McMahon. Thanks to the fire sprinkler and the firefighters, the flames were quickly doused. McMahon went on to say, “The sprinkler did its job, it suppressed the fire and kept it to a minimum.” No injuries were reported.Continue Reading »

Fire at U.S. State Department daycare building extinguished by sprinkler system (Washington, DC)

A fire hit the State Department building that houses the day care center early Tuesday morning, but no injuries were reported. A State Department official told The Cable that the cause of the fire appeared to be electrical, and the sprinkler system extinguished it.Continue Reading »