Last week, to continue spreading safety messages throughout South Carolina, the town of Newberry featured a side-by-side sprinkler demonstration on the campus of Newberry College. Students, along with the general public, attended the event as part of a safety demonstration put on by the Newberry Fire Department and South Carolina Fire and Life Safety Education Association. "Fire safety, especially in a college dorm, doesn't always get much thought,” Fire Chief Keith Minick told The Newberry Observer. “People get so used to hearing the fire alarm, they ignore the fire alarm. And they tend to stay in their dorms and not practice getting out of the building."
Princella Lee Bridges, a former operating room nurse who was severely burned in 1992, was in attendance to discuss how her life changed following a fire in her home.
Side-by side sprinkler demonstration kits are available through the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Raise awareness and spread the word that fire sprinklers save lives and property today.