Fire Team USA Draws Record Attendance At Fire Protection Conference
Funded through a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, the conference is an initiative to bring fire chiefs and marshals, elected officials, building officials and other stakeholders together to learn and share fire prevention methods and alternatives that affect quality of life and improve public policy on fire protection.
Topics included fire protection priorities and codes, the politics of life safety, mobilizing the community stakeholders, and the various resources available to educate and improve public policy. Speakers also discussed the details behind NFPA 13D, the standard for the installation of fire sprinklers in one- and two-family homes.
Other elected officials who attended the event included
At the end of the conference, those who attended withstood the 20-degree
weather to watch a live burn demonstration in the facility parking lot. Two
rooms were built and furnished. A fire sprinkler was installed in one room,
the other room was not protected. Fires were started in both rooms to show how
quickly flashover occurs without fire sprinklers. Flashover is when all the
contents in the room start on fire. Flashover occurred in about three minutes.
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