Fire demonstration to show how sprinklers protect people
Jon Dunaway, Clark County Fire Marshal
Vancouver, WA – The public is invited to see how home fire sprinklers work and learn about their costs and benefits during a free, one-day workshop Thursday, March 29.
Participants can see how effective residential sprinklers are during a live fire demonstration at the end of the day. They also can discuss how community planning affects fire protection and learn about local resources for home fire protection.
The event will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office, 505 N.W. 179th St., Ridgefield, near the Clark County Fairgrounds.
To register, go to: http://www.fireteamusa.com/2012-WA-Vancouver.htm. Lunch and parking are included at no cost.
The event is sponsored by the Fire Marshal’s Office in cooperation with the Western States Fire Protection Co. and Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board of Puget Sound.
“We promote residential sprinklers because the risk of dying in a home fire is cut by 80 percent when sprinklers are used,” said Jon Dunaway, Clark County Fire Marshal.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, home sprinkler systems respond quickly and efficiently to reduce heat, flames and smoke, giving people valuable time to get to safety.
“Many places of employment, education and business are protected by sprinklers,” said Greg Rogers, chair of the Washington Sprinkler Coalition. “The place where you and your family sleep should be protected, too.”