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Almost as eye-catching as Utah's breathtaking landscape is a wheeled beauty rolling through areas of the Beehive State.
Painted fire-engine red, the sprinkler demonstration trailer is taking safety directly to the masses, one pit stop at a time. The vehicle includes two, identical compartments mimicking areas of any home. One of the compartments, however, includes fire sprinklers, which are activated by fire during public events hosted by the state's fire service organizations.
Now on the go, the trailer was stuck in neutral for years. What prompted its recent debut on Utah roadways were local businesses that donated supplies for the trailer and a $5,000 grant from NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative. NFPA chose the Utah Fire Sprinkler Coalition and 15 other groups throughout North America as the recipients of its Bringing Safety Home Grant Program, which promotes local sprinkler and advocacy efforts in 2015. The trailer will be used by Utah coalition members and others to enlighten the public on fire sprinkler operation.
For Utah fire departments looking to use the trailer, the coalition is also making a point to require departments to first register as a Built For Life Fire Department. A product of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, this program encourages and recognizes fire departments that make home fire sprinklers an educational component of their outreach.
Check this blog often for other sprinkler advocacy efforts funded by NFPA's Bringing Safety Home Grant. In the meantime, check out these photos of the Utah sprinkler trailer:
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