Fire-Lite Alarms MS-9050UD addressable fire alarm system recently help save the historic Inn at Danbury, in Danbury, NH. According to local news accounts, the four alarm fire summoned firefighters from nearly 20 area departments. They extinguished the fire that originated in the three story barn before it reached the attached inn and restaurant.
Less than a year ago, the local fire chief requested the Inn install a new fire alarm system throughout its restaurant, barn, and main house/guest quarters. Consequently, the installation of a new addressable system was complete by mid-November.
Chief Thomas Austin of the Danbury Fire Department directed the emergency response efforts to save the Inn. “The barn suffered water and smoke damage throughout, but there was no damage to the Inn at all,” claimed Austin. Bob and Alexandra Graf, proprietors of the inn, lived in the 150-year old barn with their family.
According to the fire department, the Inn’s fire alarm notified fire and police five minutes prior to the first phone call from the premises to report the fire. “Had it been five more minutes, the Inn would have suffered total devastation,” says Austin. “I can’t compliment the alarm system enough. If it hadn’t worked, they might not have realized the situation until it was too late.”
Born out of a farmhouse built in 1850, the Inn at Danbury is an historic landmark that resides in a rural area of central New Hampshire. Run by a family of six, the Inn’s 14 guest rooms, indoor pool and award winning Alphorn Bistro restaurant provide a combination of old world German hospitality and New England charm.
The facility’s fire alarm system was restored and put back into commission within 48 hours after the fire. All operations are now back in order, and the inn is once again open for business.