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In response to a recent sprinkler demonstration at their school, students of Harper College (IL) posted this status update on their facebook page: "Check out the pics from our Fire Science Tech sprinkler demo last night. Makes us want to 1) take a fire science class and 2) immediately install sprinklers in our homes!" Reactions like this are a sign that sprinkler demonstrations are getting the point across. 

Harper college side by side
Harper College posted this photo of the unsprinklered room versus the sprinklered room after the demonstration

Meanwhile, at the Old Home Days annual festival in Clinton (MA), a sprinkler demonstration drew a crowd of about 500 people:

Crowd at Olde Home Days celebration getting ready for sprinkler demonstration
Crowd gathers for sprinkler demonstration at Olde Home Days celebration 

Unsprinklered room set ablaze at Olde Home Days sprinkler demonstration
Unsprinklered chamber set ablaze during side-by-side burn demonstration

The demonstration provided another powerful glimpse at the life saving value of home fire sprinklers. 

- Karen Wallingford

Gary Keith Gary Keith, NFPA’s Vice President of field operations, will be speaking on behalf of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative at the Phoenix Society's 2011 World Burn Conference. The World Burn Conference is an annual international conference for burn survivors, their families, care givers, burn care professionals and firefighters. Joining other keynote speakers, Mr. Keith will provide information on building a safer home, and available resources from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and Fire Sprinkler Initiative.

As part of the larger mission of The Phoenix Society, the conference will include workshops focused on advocacy tips and relevant skills training. Breakout sessions during the conference will also be offered to attendees from all areas of the burn world. As a special tribute, there will be a remembrance walk to the firefighter memorial that is open to the media. 

Watch a slide show from last year's conference:

 

Phoenix Society's World Burn Congress 2010 Slideshow from Phoenix Society on Vimeo.

- Karen Wallingford

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