Michael Hazell

Watertown, WI firefighters raise awareness of home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jul 22, 2013

Firesprinklersidebysideby NFPA's Maria Figueroa

As reported by NBC 15 News, 26 people have died in fires in Wisconsin so far this year - a state record – and Watertown firefighters demonstrated the value of home fire sprinklers as “one simple way to save your family from a deadly fire.”

At a recent community safety fair, Watertown firefighters showed how quickly fire spreads, and how fast a home sprinkler system can put a fire out compared to a room without one; with a side-by-side live burn demonstration, built according to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition kit.

"The thing we say all the time is, this is a firefighter in your house, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with a bucket of water ready to go,” said Robert Kleinheinz from the non-profit National Fire Sprinkler Association.


Visit the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition to learn how to conduct a side-by-side live burn demonstration in your community.