Translation

Dorm Burn 2014: College students get schooled on fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. One of the most tragic residential fires to hit Maine in the last few decades occurred earlier this month, when six people died from a blaze in an off-campus residence near the University of Portland. All of the victims were in their 20s, reports the Associated Press. Aware that Canada isn’t immune to these tragedies, Maine’s northern neighbors are using social-media-savvy college students to further education on fire and home fire sprinklers. In September, the Fredericton, New Brunswick, Fire Department took part in Dorm Burn 2014, an event that included a live burn and sprinkler demonstration on the University of…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Two house fires, days apart, result in starkly different outcomes due to sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Earlier this month, an unattended candle was the catalyst for a house fire in Utah that…

Hot off the press! Updated fire and life safety educational messages

By Lisa Braxton The NFPA Educational Messages 2015 Edition Desk Reference is now available. The Desk Reference provides fire and…

At fire scenes, are we doing a good job mentioning the presence–or lack thereof–of home fire sprinklers?

By nfpa@jiveon.com Here’s a commentary of a home fire that occurred earlier this year and killed five people in Virginia.…