Today in fire history: sprinkler operation and fire department intervention prevent resident deaths in an accidental fire

Blog Post created by paulalevesque Employee on Jun 2, 2014

On the morning of Wednesday, June 2, 1993, an accidental fire occurred at the Elmwood Village Ashland KY NursinghomeConvalescent Home in Ashland, Kentucky and resulted in the evacuation and/or relocation of most occupants in the facility.  The combined impact of staff actions, sprinkler operation and fire department intervention prevented resident deaths and reduced the extent of property damage in the facility.


All visitors can download the NFPA Summary Nursing Home (sprinkler success), Ashland, KY.  For statistical data on nursing home fires you can download the NFPA report Fires in Health Care Facilities