Earlier this month, the University of New Haven Fire Science Club was on hand during the launch of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition to create structures for the event's live burn/sprinkler demonstration. Their efforts didn't stop there.
A club member also manned a thermal imaging camera during the demonstrations to document the disparity of temperatures inside the sprinklered and unsprinklered structures during a fire. First, watch this video of Keith Flood, chair of the Connecticut coalition and fire marshal of the West Haven Fire Department, narrating the fire spread in the unsprinklered structure:
Here's the video of the same burn taken by the fire science club using the thermal cameras. In the latter part of the video, notice the stark difference in temperature taken inside the sprinklered structure:
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