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How to effectively host a side-by-side burn demonstration

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Apr 29, 2014

Live burn demonstration kitYou've seen them on TV or online, maybe even had the chance to catch a live act in your community. The sights and sounds were so mesmerizing that you're now considering creating something similar on your own.

Similar to a rock concert, live burn demonstrations have the ability to draw the masses, and media. Case in point: sprinkler advocates in Decatur, Illinois, conducted a side-by-side burn demonstration--one structure with sprinklers set aflame and one without--that was picked up recently by a local ABC affiliate.

Through these demonstrations, you "realize how quickly fire grows and how quickly it becomes a real life threat," Bob Wetzel of the Decatur Fire Department told ABC.

Perhaps you're interested in hosting a demonstration in your community to showcase the power of sprinklers, but are clueless as to where to start. Don't fret: the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has developed a free fire and sprinkler burn demonstration kit that provides you with step-by-step instructions. You'll receive information on:

  • the materials and tools needed to build the structures
  • guidance on educational outreach
  • creating public relations materials that are customizable

...and much more. Order your free kit today, and let us know of any burn demonstrations in your neck of the woods. We'd love to highlight them via this blog.

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