The Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative wishes you a safe and happy holiday season

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Dec 4, 2009

In the spirit of the holidays I would like to share something submitted by Andrew Barr, Senior Fire Systems Engineer of the McKinney, Texas fire department:


 T'was the night before Christmas,

And all through the house,

Everyone was sleeping, even the mouse.

When all of a sudden, there appeared some light smoke,

Then the smoke alarm sounded and everyone woke

Off in the distance, a fire began to grow

When all of a sudden, it started to slow,

Then what to my wondering eyes did appear?

A group of firefighters, in full turnout gear!

And I heard one exclaim to the others with a shout


As they drove away, they were all full of cheer,

Knowing that fire sprinklers work every day of the year!


In the Interest of Fire Safety,

McKinney Fire Department

Fire Marshal's Office

Andrew Barr, CFPS

Senior Fire Systems Engineer

Fire Investigator / Fire Inspector

2200 Taylor-Burk

McKinney, TX 75071

972-547-2862 Tel

972-547-2870 Fax

972-838-3244 Mobile


http://www.mckinneyfire.org <http://www.mckinneyfire.org/>

A special thanks to Andrew Barr for this contribution in the interest of fire safety. A special thanks to all the advocates in the field who work all year to keep communities safe from fire. Your passion and your dedication does not go unnoticed.

Happy Holidays!!!

Maria Figueroa