Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dramatic Home Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

Plainfield Fire Department: Dramatic Home Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

The Plainfield Fire Protection District is hosting a live, side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration for the public. The demonstration is a vivid visualization of the tremendous speed of a typical home fire and its potential for deadly destruction. Also illustrated is the vital importance of home fire safety technology that can save lives and reduce property damage.
The fire protection district is one of 50 fire departments nationwide to receive a stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) to conduct the fire and sprinkler demonstration educational program. HFSC’s stipend program is funded through a Fire Prevention & Safety Grant awarded by the Grant ProgramsDirectorate of FEMA.
More than 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home. The Plainfield Fire Protection District, HFSC, and the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board are using this important event to help people of every age understand how dangerous a home fire is, and how important prevention, detection, suppression and escape are.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Contact: Mary Ludemann, Fire Inspector, (815) 436-5336 x7314,

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