Deluge System Activated in Tunnel

Fire Suppression System Save

Fire suppression systems are required in many buildings, but do they actually work? A recent fire that occurred in the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel proved that our suppression systems really can act when called upon. This tunnel complex is about 60 miles West of Denver and it brings traffic underneath the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains, and On Monday, January 28th a car in the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels caught on fire.

Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel Fire

The Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels is used by thousands of people on a daily basis, and if when is shut down that stretch from Colorado’s high county to Denver becomes difficult to travel. Many people use the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel to get to Colorado’s ski resorts, so a fire in the tunnels could have large consequences for the state of Colorado and for the mountain winter sports industry that relies on the I-70 corridor to thrive.

Deluge System from WSFP Saves Lives

The Eisenhower/Johnson tunnels were built 40 years ago and were recently retrofitted with a suppression system from Western States Fire Protection in 2015. y Recently, when a fire did occur in the tunnels, the system kicked into action and successfully put out the blaze. WSFP installed a deluge sprinkler system to help protect the tunnels from a fire, even in freezing temperatures. The system we installed worked exactly as it was designed, extinguishing the fire before responders arrived and saving the lives of the people in the car.

Without this suppression system, the fire could have had devastating consequences on the tunnels and for the people inside. Fire suppression systems and fire sprinkler systems are very important for protecting lives and property. If you are considering having a sprinkler or suppression system installed in your facility, don’t wait. Have a system installed as soon as possible to help prevent damage to your property and protect the things that matter most.

Install a Fire Suppression System with WSFP

Western States Fire Protection designs and installs fire protection systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. We can design a system that fits the needs of your facility. The team of technicians at Western States has worked on a wide variety of fire protection systems including:

  • Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems
  • Dry Pipe Sprinkler Systems
  • Deluge Systems
  • Pre-Action Systems
  • Foam Fire Suppression
  • CO2 Fire Suppression
  • FM200 Fire Suppression

When you work with WSFP, we will make the installation process easy by completing the project with minimal disruption to your facility. After installation we can provide ongoing inspection and repair services. If you are interested in a fire protection system from Western States, request a quote today!