Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota - Fire Sprinkler Saves
Here are some fire sprinkler saves that have taken place in Minnesota.
Remember there have been saves in the past but we have just started to post them on the FMAM as of May 2011.
These are fires where sprinklers either extinguished or held the fire in check until the fire department arrived. The 20 cities experiencing the most sprinkler saves for the past 15 years (2004-2018) are:
- Minneapolis: 164
- St. Paul: 95
- Bloomington: 52
- Duluth: 44
- Plymouth: 38
- Burnsville: 37
- Rochester: 34
- St. Cloud: 31
- Eden Prairie: 27
- Blaine: 24
- Edina: 22
- Coon Rapids: 20
- Eagan: 20
- Maple Grove: 20
- Roseville: 20
- Shakopee: 18
- Brooklyn Park: 17
- Mankato: 15
- Fridley: 13
- Minnetonka: 13
Many of the communities listed above have been very proactive in supporting the installation of fire sprinkler protection in buildings. These efforts are paying off and have saved millions of dollars in lost property and exposed fewer people and responding firefighters to the dangers of fire.
Sprinkler save we had just Sunday morning. Box of combustibles to close to the water heater. Occupant discovered the fire and then pulled the box away from the water heater and it flared up at which point the sprinkler head in the hall activated and extinguished the fire.
August 2nd, 2013: There was a fire in the kitchen apartment on 1st floor at the Classic at the Preserve apartments. Evidently it was started by cooking oil on the stovetop. One sidewall residential sprinkler put out the fire
Firefighters responding to an apartment fire alarm got a little more than they bargained for Monday afternoon — in the form of snakes.
Red Wing, 3/9/2013
( Red Wing, Minn.) – On March 9th at 1500 hr, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a fire alarm at 225 East Ave.
Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within 3 minutes of receiving the call and discovered that a fire had occurred in a bathroom.
Upon arrival Chanhassen FD was met by an employee at the front door. She said there was a fire in the production area. As we got closer to the origin, moderate smoke was visible.
Eagan, 2/13/2013 and 2/18/2013
- 2‐3‐2013 Commercial Warehouse 1 head fused Controlled fire
- 2‐18‐2013 Residential/Multi‐family 2 heads fused Extinguished Fire (kitchen)