Since 2005, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) has actively engaged and educated both the New Jersey public and the state’s legislators about proactive fire safety through a series of live demonstrations as part of its burn trailer program. The burn trailer events allow those in attendance to see firsthand the life- and property-saving benefits of fire sprinklers in real time.
In 2014, the burn trailer, which has steadily gained momentum since its inception, hit a record reach of more than 7,600 people during 36 separate events. With over six times the number of spectators who witnessed a burn trailer event in its inaugural year, and more than 2,000 more spectators than last year, 2014 truly was a banner year for the program.
In conjunction with NFPA’s National Fire Prevention Week, the NJFSAB held a total of seven burn trailer events across four counties in early October. The NJFSAB would like to thank the townships that participated in the events during this week as well as all of the other townships that hosted a burn trailer demonstration throughout the year. Fire prevention education and fire sprinkler systems are the most powerful tools we have to try and keep New Jersey residents from experiencing the woeful loss of losing a home or a loved one to a fire. For information on scheduling a burn trailer event please visit NJFSAB's website.
This post was written by David Kurasz, executive director of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, which is a member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition.