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Franklin Fire Marshal Warns against Broken Fire Sprinklers

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FRANKLIN, Tenn.-- Franklin Fire authorities are warning against freezes and breaks to fire sprinklers which could leave residences and businesses without fire protection. 

Franklin Fire Marshal Andy King has asked those who notice their system is turned off to notify the fire department immediately at 615-791-3270 or by email at fireprevention@franklintn.gov.

King also offered tips to protect buildings:

--If a sprinkler system is out of service, building management should implement a fire watch, consisting of workers assigned to look for signs of fire/smoke on each floor of the building. 

--Do not use torches or open flames to thaw pipes.

--Have the heat on in your sprinkler riser rooms.  The Fire Code requires a minimum of 40F to be maintained.  Heat must also be provided to the external backflow enclosure.

--Have keys to the riser room and padlocks readily available. Keys should be secured by the fire department in the required Knox Key Box.

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