Home fire sprinkler demonstration to be held in Plano, TX

By Mike Hazell Plano (TX) Fire-Rescue will stage a side-by-side residential fire sprinkler demonstration this Saturday, September 20, during the Plano Balloon Festival. The event will demonstrate the powerful role residential fire sprinklers play in controlling home fires. It will compare two bedroom fires: one fitted with fire sprinklers, the other without. “Residential fire sprinklers provide valuable time to escape a fire and save belongings,” says Fire Marshal David Kerr. “The demonstration will show the speed of fire growth with today’s modern combustible furnishings and how residential fire sprinklers fight the fire well before the arrival of firefighters.” To date, Plano has experienced…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.


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