Preventing Freeze-ups of Sprinkler Systems
The Wisconsin inspection bureau has started a campaign to secure special consideration for the hazards of cold weather and the possible fuel shortage in connection with automatic sprinkler equipment. Owners of these equipments have incorporated splendidly with the bureau, according to George E. Nichols, manager, and it is hoped that with this cooperation the hazard in general can be greatly minimized. The points of preventing freeze-ups of sprinkler systems and remedies to be used when such things occur are covered in a letter to the owners. A questionnaire was sent out requesting information as to the condition of the sprinkler systems, prospects of a fuel shortage and precautions and provisions to prevent anything occurring that might affect the efficiency of the sprinklers in case of a tire. The Milwaukee situation was pronounced as extremely good after a thorough canvass of the situation and members of the bureau are confident of a good showing this winter.
The residents of Grove City, Ohio, at a community meeting decided to establish a fire department and purchase apparatus, equipment and a signal system. A campaign committee of fourteen members are named to raise funds, the amount being estimated at $6,000.