An early evening fire at a home in the Town of Nolensville, TN was controlled by two sprinklers. The fire sprinklers prevented major damage to the home, as posted on the Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association’s Facebook page. A mother and her four children escaped unharmed.
Nolensville adopted fire sprinklers in new home construction by ordinance, in April of 2004. According to the post, Jim Finley, fire marshal for the town said that it is the first known fire sprinkler save.
Fire Marshal Finley stated the initial report of the fire was of flames showing from the second floor windows. “Upon arrival of the first fire unit two sprinklers had activated and only moderate smoke was visible from the exterior and fire damage was limited to one room.” Finley added; “Sprinklers
save lives and property!”