During an event held this week, the public was alerted to a new Canadian study underscoring the economic loss associated with fires occurring in unsprinklered homes. The media and Canada's fire service officials attended the event, which included the unveiling of key statistics from the new study and a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration. Here are some photos from the event:
Burn survivor Sandra Treacy underscored how her injuries from a home fire has led to countless surgeries.
Partners in protection: NFPA's Shayne Mintz (left) joins Maya Milardovic from The Co-Operators, a Canadian insurer, and Matt Osburn with the Canadian Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (CASA) at the event. The Co-Operators and CASA co-sponsored the new study.
A TV film crew documents the live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration at the event.