Major Fire at Winchester Ammo Plant

Major Fire at Winchester Ammo Plant

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:22 pm

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Re: Major Fire at Winchester Ammo Plant

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:55 pm

Thanx,Flyer! That Site Begs the question: Where is the Mainstream Media as far as stories of Folks Defending Themselves and there Loved Ones against Thugs. Keep Promoting the Truth. The Ammo Plant Fire is Bad News,But Thankfully in a Large Storage Area. The Boys&Girls on the 7 F.D's did a Nice Job on The Stop ! That was no easy Smash! I've had to deal with exploding Forklift Propane Tanks as these Crews did. No Joy! Plant appears to be intact and functional as far as initial reports indicate. :notworthy:
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Re: Major Fire at Winchester Ammo Plant

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:15 pm

Is it just me or do more people think there should be automatic fire alarms & a sprinkler system in most parts of that plant? I know in the steelmills they had systems in all the buildings that weren't always used for just that reason.
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Re: Major Fire at Winchester Ammo Plant

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:25 pm

It would sure seem to be a Common Sense Feature,Sam. You would think that the Insurance Company's would mandate that as part of a High Risk Fire Protection Plan. Static Electricity is at it's highest potential of occurring at this time of year. It's responsible for many hard to detect point of origin incidents. Put the right fuel factors and air mix situations together and bang.
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Re: Major Fire at Winchester Ammo Plant

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:57 am

samhill wrote:Is it just me or do more people think there should be automatic fire alarms & a sprinkler system in most parts of that plant? I know in the steelmills they had systems in all the buildings that weren't always used for just that reason.


I work in that particular industry. If I were the fire marshal after that fire I'd be questioning the hazards of that building. Chances are, it probably did have a sprinkler system and a fire alarm system. The problem however is "change of occupancy" and "change of hazard", both were probably inadequate for the hazard they were covering. So, during that fire neither system did their job more than likely the fire alarm system was destroyed when the ammunition started cooking off and the sprinkler system couldn't dump water fast enough to put the fire out. I'm almost willing to bet they needed a foam system with open heads to control that fire.
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