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Advocates unite near burning structure to underscore impact of home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jun 18, 2015

Connecticut Fire Sprinkler CoalitionKeeping a safe distance from a structure filled with today's home furnishings, sprinkler advocates in West Hartford, Connecticut, set it ablaze to make a powerful statement. Based on the audience's reaction, they got their point across. 

When a TV reporter asked a spectator on the scene of a recent live burn/sprinkler demonstration whether she has ever witnessed a fire of this caliber, she replied, "Not personally, luckily. But I never want to after seeing [the demonstration] today. I'm in favor of sprinkler systems now."

Joining the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition at this demonstration was the city's fire chief and town manager--all of whom gave interesting perspectives on why sprinklers "are the future of fire protection in America" and why the state should take measures to adopt sprinkler requirements. 

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Watch the following video of the event, and use this free resource to create your own live burn/sprinkler demo in your area:

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