School districts across the country are facing huge unanticipated expenses as a result of damage from vandalism, much of which is caused with fire extinguishers. We can't lock up extinguishers because they are the first line of defense against a fire and prevent so many fires from spreading and causing severe damage.
This is what we call teamwork -- the student reported the fire and the teacher put it out. The third member of this team was the fire extiguisher that did its job. Congratulations to all three!
Another school hero with a fire extinguisher in hand. The quick acting teacher put out the fire before there was any fire damage. Having operable fire extinguishers is critical in every school.
So said the principal who looked at a room in his school that had been vandalized with a fire extinguisher. School was disrupted, students were displaced and everyone had a sense of loss.
Fire extinguishers are often used by vandals. But many schools and universities have found a deterrent -- electronically monitored fire extinguishers. These extinguishers send an alarm as soon as one is removed from its cradle or box alerting authorities to a possible fire or in the case of this story vandalism.
Sixth-grader Justice Ferguson said it hurts that a classmate put her and others in danger. "That's sad. We need an education," she said, noting the fire was by her classroom.
Again and again, these stories come up. Kids setting fires in schools, especially bathrooms. In this case the entire building was evacuated and $10,000 in damage resulted.
The good news is a school resource officer was able to use a fire extinguisher to knock down the flames before more damage was done.
He started two fires in the school forcing an evacuation. Fortunately one didn't take and a custodian succesfully used an extinguisher to put out the other before it spead.
School fires -- be they intentional or accidental -- happen far too often (just check out the stories in this blog). Having available working fire extinguishers is a matter of life safety. With electronic monitoring you can be sure your extinguishers are both operational and available.
Before a fire in a guest room could spread, it was quickly put down with an available, operable fire extinguisher. Sadly some hotels don't keep up with manual inspections and lives are lost. 30-day inspections can be avoided with electronic monitoring. It saves money and time on inspections and gives you 24/7 assurance that your extinguishers are available and working.
An apartment complex manager told police she wanted several teenage suspects that allegedly damaged a laundry room criminally prosecuted, according to a police report.
On Wednesday morning the manager discovered the damage, which included a table and a fire extinguisher case. The laundry room also had been sprayed with the fire extinguisher. The total damage was estimated at $450, according to the report.
Police are investigating the manager’s claims.