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* Thieves Filch Fire Department Connections at Commercial Locations in Petaluma

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Petaluma fire crews are surveying commercial buildings this weekend after learning that thieves have stripped firefighting equipment from several commercial locations, the fire department announced today.  On Friday, a fire protection systems contractor found that fire department connections — an essential part of a building that has a fire sprinkler system, a standpipe system or both — were damaged or missing from a business on Petaluma’s east side.

The contractor reported the theft to both the police and fire departments, which dispatched personnel to survey other commercial areas. Connections were found to be missing from locations on Transport Way, Scott Street, Lakeville Highway, South McDowell Boulevard, Professional Drive and Clegg Street. Firefighters use the connections to pump water into the building’s system — either to increase water flow to the fire sprinklers or to supply water to firefighters attaching hoses to a standpipe.

The Y-shaped connections have two 2.5-inch capped hose connections and are usually painted red. In business park settings, the connections are usually attached to a pipe between the building and the street. Local businesses are being asked to check the condition of their fire protection system to determine if their connections are damaged or missing.

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