Ken Willette, NFPA’s division manager of public fire protection, was interviewed by ABC’s Good Morning America as part of a story that aired this morning on higher flammability rates in newer homes.
During the interview, Ken addressed the factors that have contributed to the increased speed at which flashover occurs in newer homes, highlighting that the lighter weight materials used in today’s construction burn much more quickly. The story also noted that synthetic fibers in newer furniture and other products throughout our homes are often highly flammable. The importance of having a home escape plan and testing smoke alarms monthly was mentioned as well.
Ken did a great job on this interview - we're lucky to have him as a spokesperson!