November 25, 2019

Xmas Tree Burn Demo

Join us for the Annual Christmas Tree Burn Demonstration to be held Dec. 5

What:   To remind residents about the importance of fire safety this holiday season former Assemblyman John Wisniewski is sponsoring a live Christmas Tree and Fire Sprinkler Burn Demonstration in conjunction with the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board and Sprinkler Fitters Local 696.  The Chairman of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, Kevin Krushinski, will be speaking at the event.

When:  1 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019

Where:  Monmouth Fire Academy, 1027 NJ-33, Freehold, NJ 07728

Why:  The National Fire Protection Association reports that on average 170 home fires are caused by Christmas trees annually, and one of every 45 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death. In addition, on average 800 home structure fires began with holiday decorations (not including Christmas Trees).

Background:  The burn features the Super Side-by-Side Burn Trailer equipped with similar furniture, a Christmas tree and holiday decorations. Both rooms have smoke alarms, but only one of rooms has been equipped with a fire sprinkler system.  A small fire is lit in rooms allowing the audience to see how quickly Christmas trees (particularly dry trees) can catch fire a ignite other items in the room. The room without the sprinkler is often destroyed in seconds, while the flames are quickly suppressed in the room with the fire sprinkler. The demonstration will also feature fire safety tips and educational information about protecting your home and family from fire during the holidays and year-round.

November 25, 2019

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