NFPA, the American Red Cross, Vision 20/20, and a team of other safety experts and organizations recently convened in Connecticut for a conference aimed at saving lives. The Fire and Life Safety Educator Conference discussed disseminating effective fire safety messaging, a smoke alarm installation program enacted by the Red Cross, and the power of home fire sprinklers.
During the event, Tim Travers, an NFPA fire sprinkler specialist, and Keith Flood, chair of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition, were both on hand to discuss this technology via a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration. They attracted the attention of Connecticut State Representative Jeff Currey, who inquired about the value of home fire sprinklers. He was curious about cost and the groups opposed to mandatory fire sprinkler requirements. Currey was also taken aback by the speed of the fire's flashover.
Another Connecticut resident recently learned the benefits of home fire sprinklers. Watch our interview with builder John Dempsey: