The Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition was awarded $10,000 via NFPA’s 2016 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Bringing Safety Home Grant. The grant was used to construct a side-by-side burn demonstration trailer. With help of a local sprinkler contractor, American Fire Systems, the coalition built the trailer exclusively with the grant, and saved about $10,000 in the process.
The trailer was completed last year and used shortly thereafter for a test burn and demonstrations at the state’s fire training field. The trailer also traveled to Louisiana for a demonstration with the State Fire Marshal.
The coalition plans to take the trailer to College Station and Austin this year and hopes to build more units in the future.
For more information on the Texas coalition, other winners, and the grant, download the grant report. Also, watch this 360-degree video of a recent live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration: