The Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition knows exactly how to keep home fire sprinklers on the public's radar. In 2015, they hosted a series of burn demonstrations that demonstrated the power of fire and its nemesis--home fire sprinklers. Captured by local media, one event in particular was also witnessed by local politicians and water purveyors who tend to have misconceptions on sprinkler performance and operation.
The coalition continues to prioritize these eye-catching events since they have the power to attract key influencers. In April, the coalition and the National Fire Sprinkler Association's Connecticut Chapter hosted another side-by-side burn demonstration for state building officials and others, and plans to host another in June for local legislators.
The following are photos from the April event. Want to host something similar in your town? Connect with your state sprinkler coalition or one of NFPA's regional sprinkler specialists for support, and download this free guide by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.
Watch this video of a previous demonstration hosted by Keith Flood, chair of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition: