How fire training in Colorado is potentially saving lives in Antarctica

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jul 15, 2014

Colorado Fire Sprinkler CoalitionFire is fire, whether you live in the U.S. or...Antarctica?

Some 200 Colorado residents currently live on the wintry continent, which can mask the reality that fire there is a real and dangerous threat. What better way to showcase the power of fire and automatic sprinklers to soon-to-be Antarcticans than with a live burn demonstration?

Members of the Colorado Fire Sprinkler Coalition were on hand to assist with such an event at Lockheed Martin's Centennial, Colorado, facility. Since Lockheed hires at least 1,000 people a year to work in Antarctica, the goal of the demonstration was to school employee's on fire's fierceness before they even set foot on the continent, according to a local news broadcast.

Learn more about this event by visiting the Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.