Peters Township, Pennsylvania requires residential sprinkler systems in certain types residences called “Patio Homes.” Some of the people who live in these types of homes and communities winter in Florida and do not maintain adequate heat in the home to prevent the system from freezing. The town council has been considering ways to help residents prevent their fire sprinkler systems from freezing up. One of which is to deactivate and drain the system.
“In an effort to assist the property owners, council presented a draft ordinance that would permit property owners to disconnect the sprinklers if the residents were to be out of town a month or more.“
I tend to agree that this is a viable option since residential systems are designed more for the purpose of slowing a fire down to allow the residents more time to evacuate. In other words, fire sprinkler systems in homes are designed more for the protection of life than property. If no one is around shut the system down and spare property owners the expense and hassle of converting to antifreeze. [The Almanac]
Cool video of a foam test protecting an airplane hanger.
Fire contained to a single mattress in a discount mattress outlet ~ Temecula, California. Article
In other news; Brown County, Nebraska is seeking a fire sprinkler contractor to retrofit the courthouse in Ainsworth (article). Design must be submitted to the State Fire Marshal and approved before final acceptance of bid. Via the Ainsworth Star Journal.
A colleague of mine sent me the following information regarding college credits that are going to be offered for training in the fire sprinkler business. The great part is, you can take these classes at you’re home computer. If you’re interested let them know.
Subject: Fire Sprinkler Academy
Could you send this on to EVERYONE you know that might be interested? We already have people from six states and the country of Portugal participating!
With much thanks,
Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology, Inc.
OUR STUDENTS SAVE LIVES!
We are pleased to bring you a chance to earn COLLEGE CREDIT for online classes offered by the Academy and Parkland College. Please see the announcement below for more information. If you have any questions, send an email to info[at]sprinkleracademy[dot]com, or visit www.sprinkleracademy.com
Fire Sprinkler Academy – College Credit classes ONLINE
Receive college credit towards the Sprinkler System Technology Degree on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
Price: $250 per credit hour
Date: Begins Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: From your computer and phone
Earn College Credit on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30pm beginning AUG 25, 2009. Six hours of credit will be available through live online classes during the 2009 fall semester.
Register at www.sprinkleracademy.com
SST 001 Basic Hydraulics – Step-by-Step Fridays 1-3pm Central
Live Online Training in Sprinkler System Hydraulics (5 week class)
Price: $500 per student (ask about single site/multi-user discount)
Date: Begins Friday, September 11, 2009
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Online with your computer and phone
Five Week class to learn all of the fundamentals of hydraulic calculations for fire sprinkler systems. This class will meet five times on Friday afternoons from 11 SEP to 09 OCT 2009. Everyone welcome.
Register at www.sprinkleracademy.com.