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Side-By-Side Burns – NJFSAB

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Free-of-Charge: Side-by-Side Demonstration

The side-by-side demonstration is a highly effective learning tool used to present possible extreme fire hazards and show how residential and commercial sprinklers effectively limit those hazards. There is no more dramatic way to demonstrate the devastating speed and effect of flashover.

Side-by-Side Demonstration

Like the burn trailer demonstration, this too is free of charge to any group, organization or community event. There are two “rooms”—both are furnished as a typical living room, bedroom or dorm room. The difference is that one of the rooms has a smoke alarm, while the other has a smoke alarm and a single sprinkler head. This demonstration reveals the speed at which the fire sprinkler suppresses the fire in one room—usually under a minute—while the other room continues to burn and is already at flashover (the point at which everything in the room ignites) before a fire department typically arrives on scene.

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