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City legislators get schooled on sprinklers during burn demonstration

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Aug 11, 2014

Live burn demonstration

The Laramie, Wyoming, Fire Department recently arranged an effective sprinkler tutorial for the city's mayor and city council. The goal of the live burn demonstration in July was twofold: further the legislators' knowledge on home fire sprinklers and convince this group to look into developer incentives for sprinkler installation. According to the Wyoming State Fire Marshal's Office, the event was a successful one, and the city council agreed to pursue this project. 

Side-by-side demonstration taking place in your state? Please forward any photos from the event to NFPA and we'll do our best to get the event highlighted on this blog. Also, don't forget to get your free Fire and Sprinkler Burn Demonstration kit from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

Here are additional photos of the Wyoming event. Many thanks to Brad Carroll, fire prevention specialist at the Wyoming State Fire Marshal's Office, for sending the pictures!

Sprinklered structure

Unsprinklered structure
The remains of the unsprinklered structure at the Wyoming event



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