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Loss averted twice on Eddy Lane, firefighters laud benefits of commercial alarm systems

Properly maintained commercial fire alarms in Franklin, activated after business hours in two Eddy Lane establishments, prevented harm to pets and property, fire officials say.
About 20 pets were unharmed following a minor fire contained to a piece of equipment that started at the Animal Health Center early last Thursday.
Owner Dr. Benny Woody, notified by his fire alarm monitoring company, arrived at the scene at the same time as firefighters.
On Sunday a propane-fueled tow motor inside the Williamson Farmers Co-op also caught fire due to an electrical issue. 
“Both fire alarms activated properly, which enabled us to get to both scenes very early,” said Franklin Fire Lt. Matt Stout.

“This prevented loss of life to the pets involved, and minimized property damage and impact on the businesses.”
Stout said the incidents underscore the importance of properly maintaining and monitoring commercial fire alarm systems.
“Thanks to the alarm systems we were able to stop two fires that could have easily become much worse.”

Posted on: 2/3/2014


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