Home fire sprinkler demonstrations get the point across

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Sep 12, 2011

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